According to casualty figures released today by UNAMI, the month of April was the deadliest since June 2008. A total of 712 people were killed and another 1,633 were wounded in acts of terrorism and acts of violence.
The number of civilians killed was 595 (including 161 civilian police) and the number of civilians injured was 1,438 (including 290 civilian police). A further 117 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and 195 were injured.
Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with a total of 697 civilian casualties (211 killed, 486 injured), followed by Diyala, Salahuddin, Kirkuk, Ninewa and Anbar.