Bomb blast leaves 8 people, including army soldier, killed, injured, west of Mosul

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Mosul ( An Iraqi soldier was killed, while seven others were injured in a bomb blast targeting a military patrol, west of Mosul, an army source said on Thursday.

Speaking to BasNews website, Col. Hikmat Jamal said “the blast of a bomb, placed by unidentified gunmen, targeted an army patrol, leaving a soldier killed and seven others wounded.”

Security troops, according to the source, “transferred the wounded to a hospital in Mosul and conducted investigations.”

The source also indicated other incident of a civilian abduction in Rabi’a region, west of the city.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured).

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.

n December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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