Baghdad security forces free kidnapped child, arrest abductor

Iraqi security forces. File photo.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Security forces have freed a kidnapped child from Mosul and arrested the abductor, the Baghdad Operations Command (BOC) announced on Monday according to Alsumaria News.

The BOC said that the abductor was the wife of an Islamic State (IS) leader in northern Baghdad.

Investigations revealed that the child was a resident of Nineveh province west of Mosul, and that his whole family had been killed by IS militants.

“A wife of an IS leader abducted the child to involve him in suicide operations,” the BOC added.

Earlier, an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in a local market in northern Baghdad, leaving two civilians wounded, a security source told Iraqi Media News Agency (IMNA).

Bombings and armed attacks are seen on almost a daily basis against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.

More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.


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