5 civilians wounded in bomb blast, 7 Islamic State members arrested, west of Mosul

Iraqi policemen stand guard outside a Baghdad police academy that was the target of a suicide car bombing on Sunday. CNN

Mosul ( Five civilians were wounded as a bomb, placed by unidentified people, exploded in west of Mosul, a security source from the Federal Police said on Friday.

“A bomb went off at al-Sena’a district in west of Mosul, leaving five civilians profoundly injured,” Cap. Moataz Ali told BasNews.

Moreover, Ali added that “seven Islamic State members were arrested after being besieged in al-Maa’sh market.”

Security troops, according to Ali, “arrested them after information showed they entered the market. They were arrested immediately, while their weapons were confiscated.”

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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