April was deadliest month in Iraq, says UN mission

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A mother and her child at the Maternity and Child Hospital in Iraq. (UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade)

April was the deadliest month in Iraq since June 2008, according to the United Nations mission in the country, UNAMI.

According to casualty figures released  Thursday, UNAMI says that a total of 712 people were killed and more than 1,600 others wounded in acts of terrorism and violence.

The figures include over 590 civilians and more than 1, 400 injured.

UNAMI says that 117 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and 195 were injured.

The mission identifies Baghdad as the worst affected Governorate with close to 700 casualties followed by Diyala, Salahuddin, Kirkuk, Ninewa and Anbar.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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