Mosul (IraqiNews.com) 13 people were killed and injured as a booby-trapped vehicle exploded, west of Mosul, the Iraqi Security Media Center has said.
In a statement, the center said, “the attack carried out through a booby-trapped vehicle near a restaurant in west of Mosul.”
The attack, according to the statement, “left two people killed and 11 others injured.”
Last week, an Iraqi soldier was killed, while seven others were injured in a bomb blast targeting a military patrol, west of Mosul.
Violence left 174 Iraqis dead and wounded throughout the month of October, according to a monthly toll released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).
In December, the former Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, 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.
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.