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04 Dec 2019 | 11:29 AM UTC

Iraq: Grenade attack wounds nine in Baghdad December 4

Nine wounded in grenade attack on security checkpoint in Baghdad December 4; similar incidents possible over the near term



An unidentified assailant threw a grenade at a security checkpoint near the Central Bank of Iraq in Baghdad on Wednesday, December 4. According to local media sources, nine members of the Iraqi security forces were wounded in the blast. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.


Individuals in Baghdad are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.