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68 Iraqi civilians killed in terror attacks in April: UN

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) reported that terrorist attacks and violence have claimed the lives of 68 Iraqi civilians in April.UNAMI in a report published on Thursday said that another 122 civilians have been injured in the attacks and conflicts in Iraq.

‘The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at the time of death or injury, such as police in non-combat functions, civil defence, personal security teams, facilities protection police and fire department personnel,’ the report read.

Anbar with 53 civilian casualties (24 killed, 29 injured) was the worst-hit province, followed by Baghdad with 8 killed and 30 injured, and Kirkuk with 10 killed and 21 injured, according to the UN report.

“The casualty figures reported continue steadily to decline after the military defeat of Dae’sh last year. This is good news, but the best news will be when Iraq is completely free of the threat of terrorism and is at peace,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Ján Kubiš.

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