Five children wounded as war remnants explode in Kirkuk

 

Five children were injured due to bomb blasts caused by war remnants in Kirkuk province, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Shafaq News website, the source said that the explosion of some war remnants in a village in Dibs town in Kirkuk, on Tuesday evening, took place as some children stepped on them. Five children, aging between 6 to 12 years old, were wounded.

The injured, according to the source, were transferred to a hospital for treatment. No details about their wounds were provided.

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.

 

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