Separate car bomb explosions killed 12 in Iraq

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- At least 12 people have been killed in separate car bomb explosions that ripped through the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and the western city of Ramadi in yet another day of violence in the Arab country.

The car bomb attacks targeted mainly Shia districts.

No group has claimed responsibility for the explosions yet, but the attacks are said to bear the hallmarks of the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group.

Over the past months, the ISIL terrorists have carried out similar attacks to fight off security forces battling them.

New figures released by the United Nations show that violence in Iraq claimed at least 1,273 lives in October alone.

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) released the figures on November 1, saying that at least 856 civilians and 417 security forces lost their lives last month while over 2,000 others sustained injuries.

The UN casualty figures are lower than the death toll reported by the Iraqi government. Iraq says that, based on statistics gathered by the health, interior and defense ministries, 1,725 civilians and security forces were killed in October and over 2,300 were wounded.




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