Suicide Bomber Kills Three Southwest Of Baghdad

Suicide Bomber Kills Three Southwest Of Baghdad

Three people were killed and 11 wounded after a suicide bomber targeted a commercial area southwest of Baghdad.

A statement released by Interior Ministry Spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan said a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in a commercial area southwest of Baghdad killing three and wounding another 11.

Security forces and emergency teams rushed to the area of the blast to transfer the injured to a nearby hospital while the bodies of the deceased were sent to the forensic department.

The United Nations reported on June 1 that 867 Iraqis were killed and 1,459 others were wounded in May due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict.

Casualty figures in May were higher than the previous month when 741 people were killed and another 1,374 were injured. The U.N. however said the nature of attacks in May were different in that many targeted civilian locations.

Baghdad was the hardest hit governorate in the country with 267 civilians killed and 740 injured.