Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Three police personnel were killed in an attack by Islamic State members in south of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh police said on Monday.
“IS members set up an ambush and killed three police personnel using their guns,” Cap. Lutfi Shehab told BasNews. The attack was carried out in Ain al-Jahsh village, south of Mosul.
Shehab also added that a citizen was kidnapped by gunmen from al-Jazayer region, east of Mosul, on Monday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared in July victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25,000 Islamic State militants were killed throughout the campaign. Earlier this month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.
Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.
According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.
3298 civilians were killed and 4781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, the report added.