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More than 1,000 Iraqis killed in January

March 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Official data revealed on Friday showed that 1,013 Iraqis were killed during the first month of this year as a result of the ongoing violence in the country.

The data, which was collected by the ministry of health and interior ministry, showed that 795 of those killed were civilians while 122 were military personnel; the rest were police officers. All lost their lives in violent incidents.

More than 2,000 people were wounded in the same period, including 1,633 civilians, 238 soldiers and 153 policemen. The Iraqi armed forces said that it killed 189 armed insurgents and arrested 458 more in January.

According to the data, the number of casualties last month is the highest since April 2008, when the figure was 1,073.