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12 people killed, injured in two bomb blasts, southeast of Mosul

People gather at the scene of the twin bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)


Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) At least 12 people, including tribal fighters, were killed and injured in two consecutive bomb blasts, east of Mosul city, an Iraqi officer said.

In remarks to Shafaq News, the policeman said two people, one of whom is a tribal fighter, was killed, while ten others, including four fighters, were injured as two bomb blasts took place in a village in Nimrud town, southeast of Mosul.

The first one, according to the source, targeted two farmers on a motorbike, one of whom was killed, while the other was injured. The second bomb went off as the people and tribal fighters were gathering at the accident spot.

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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk
(8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).


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