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Five members of one family were killed and injured as a mortar missile fell on their house in western Baghdad, a security source said on Monday.

“A mortar missile fell on one of the houses in Ibrahim bin Ali region, in western Baghdad, which left a 10-year old boy killed and four other members of one family wounded,” the source told Mawazin News.

“Security cordoned off the accident spot, while ambulances transferred the injured to the hospital for treatment,” the source added.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

According to a monthly count released on Thursday by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, violence and armed conflicts left 824 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of May.

Nineveh came on top of the most affected governorates with 354 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 470 injured. Baghdad came in second place with 86 victims and 22 injured. Anbar came third with a total of 136 casualties (47 killed and 89 injured)

The total number of victims marked a rise from 317 Iraqis in April. In March, the victims reached 1115, according to UNAMI.

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