6 killed, 20 injured in a number of assaults throughout Baghdad

Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bomb blast in Baghdad al-Jadida, Iraq September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

At least six people, including a soldier were killed and 20 others were injured in a spate of attacks across Baghdad on Sunday.

Iraqi Lt. Hatim al-Jabouri told Anadolu Agency a bomb attack in south east 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 Daesh terrorist group.

Iraq’s security situation has deteriorated dramatically since mid-2014, when Daesh 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..

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