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BAGHDAD, Sept 14, 2018 (MENA) – Two persons were wounded in a bomb blast that hit southeastern Baghdad, a security source said on Friday.

Alsumaria news channel quoted the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying that the bomb went off near a fish shop in Nahrwan district.

A security force cordoned off the area and the injured were taken to hospital to receive medical treatment, the source added.

AMMAN, August 12, 2018 (News Wires) - Four members of the Jordanian security forces and three "terrorists" have been killed during a raid on a militant hideout after an officer died in a bomb blast near the capital, the government said on Sunday.

Five suspects were also arrested during Saturday's raid in connection with the home-made bomb that exploded under a patrol car at a music festival.

A joint unit of special forces, police and army troops raided a house in the town of Salt northwest of Amman in search of a suspected "terrorist cell", government spokeswoman Jumana Ghneimat said.

She said the militants were sought in connection with Friday night's bombing that killed a police sergeant and wounded six others in the town of Al-Fuhais west of Amman.

"The suspects refused to surrender and opened heavy fire towards a joint security force," Ghneimat said on Saturday.

They also "blew up the building in which they were hiding, and which they had booby-trapped earlier", she added.

Three members of the security forces were killed in the shootout with the gunmen who were holed up in an apartment in a four-storey residential bloc in Salt, she said in a statement.

A fourth who was critically wounded died of his injuries on Sunday, she added.

The bodies of three "terrorists" as well as automatic weapons were found under the rubble of the building, and a total of five militants were arrested during the operation, Ghneimat said.

Bomb blasts targeting security forces are rare in Jordan, although the small desert kingdom bordering Syria and Iraq has had to struggle with a rise in Muslim fundamentalism in recent years.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday's bomb blast in Al-Fuhais, a mostly Christian town, and the identities of the suspects were not known.

"A clean-up operation is still under way," Ghneimat said, adding that units of the civil defence were at the scene to assess the damage at the building and sift through the rubble.

Ghneimat urged civilians to stay away, warning that "it could totally collapse at any minute".

An excavator was later seen demolishing the structure.

BAGHDAD, July 14, 2018 (MENA) - A civilian was killed and another wounded in a bomb blast, in the north of Baghdad, an Iraqi police source said on Saturday.

An explosive device that was placed under a car, went off when the car was passing through the outskirts of Taji city, leaving a civilian dead and another injured, Alsumaria news channel reported, quoting the source as saying.

A security force cordoned off the scene and a probe was launched into the accident.

The injured was carried to hospital for treatment.

KABUL, July 14, 2018 (MENA) - As many as 11 people, including two children, have been wounded in a bomb blast in the capital of northwestern Badghis province, an official said on Saturday.

The governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News that the explosion took place in
the 1st police district in Qala-i-Naw City at around 8 pm on Friday night.

The explosives placed in a motorcycle went off, he said, adding that nine men and two
children were injured.

So far, there has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.