Iraq attacks: September deadliest month; 365 killed
Baghdad: Around 365 people died in Iraq’s violence in September which included waves of country-wide attacks, making it’s the deadliest month in more than two years, according to official figures released on Monday.
As per the reports, the statistics compiled by the health, interior and defence ministries showed that 182 civilians, 88 police and 95 soldiers were killed in attacks in September. The injured were figured out as another 683 people which included 453 civilians, 110 police and 120 soldiers.
A research done by government for Human rights said around 426 people were killed and 838 hurt in attacks in the month of August.
Insurgents are regarded as weaker than when violence reached its peak in 2006 and 2007, but they remain capable of carrying out mass-casualty attacks across Iraq.
The previous deadliest month this year was July, when 325 people were killed in attacks, according to official figures.
The worst violence of the month occurred on September 8 and 9, when a wave of more than 30 attacks killed 88 people and wounded more than 400.
The second-deadliest day in September was the last day of the month, when at least 33 people were killed and 106 wounded in attacks, which occurred in Baghdad and the nearby areas of Taji, Madain and Tarmiyah, and also hit Kut, Mosul, south of the northern oil city of Kirkuk, and areas around Baquba.
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