One Killed, Three Wounded In Baghdad Blast

One Killed, Three Wounded In Baghdad Blast

 One person was killed and another five wounded on Sunday (May 14) after an explosion rocked a Shia majority area in central Baghdad, a security source said.

The blast was due to a bomb-laden car which exploded in Zaeuna area near Rubaie Bridge which leads to the Shia majority district of Karrada.

Security forces arrived at the scene of the blast and cordoned off the site of the explosion.

According to a source from Iraqi Interior Ministry, all the wounded were civilians and the explosion caused a fire to five nearby vehicles.

The security situation in Baghdad has been deteriorating as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces are currently fighting to push the Islamic State (ISIS) from western Mosul, the fighters' last major stronghold in the country, but are facing fierce resistance.

Conflict in Iraq during the month of April caused the deaths of 317 civilians and injured another 403, the United Nations reported on Monday (May 1).

A total of 153 people were killed and another 123 wounded in Nineveh due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict, making the war-torn governorate the most affected.

Casualty figures in the country, which the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) recorded, showed an overwhelming number of Iraqis killed in April were civilians, despite ongoing military operations against ISIS.