Bomb explosion kills foreign employee in Iraq’s Mosul

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

Mosul ( – An Iraqi security source said that a foreign employee was killed Tuesday while trying to dismantle an explosive charge in Mosul city.

His name and nationality have not been revealed yet, the source told Al-Ahd News.

The explosion took place in Tel Al Shaer village in Mosul, he added.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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