World Bulletin / News Desk
Iraqi Lt. Hatim al-Jabouri said a bomb attack in southeast Baghdad targeted a patrol vehicle, killing a soldier and injuring four others.
In another attack in a central neighborhood in Baghdad, three civilians were killed and seven others were injured, al-Jabouri said.
In a bomb attack close to a market area in Yusufiyye town in Baghdad, two people were killed and nine others were injured.
There was no claim of responsibility for Wednesday’s violence, but the Iraqi authorities typically blame such attacks on the ISIL extremist group.
Iraq’s security situation has deteriorated dramatically since mid-2014, when ISIL overran the northern city of Mosul before capturing additional territory in both Iraq and neighboring Syria.
Last month, more than 1,000 people were killed in separate acts of violence across the country, according to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).