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Child wounded in suicide attack against former official’s house, south of Nineveh

Casualties of a suicide attack in Mosul.


Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) At least a child was wounded as suicide bombers launched an attack against house of a local official early on Sunday in Nineveh, a police source was quoted saying.

“Three suicide bombers attacked house of the former chief of Qayyarah town,” the source from the town police department told Alghad Press.

“One of the attackers was killed before blowing up himself, while the two others ran away,” the source said. “The attack occurred in Arfeila village in Qayyarah.”

According to the source, “at least a child was wounded during the attack.”

Meanwhile, Ali Dawdah, mayor of Shirqat town, said curfew has been imposed in the town, located north of Salahuddin province.

“A suicide bomber is still free in Shirqat. Thus, curfew has been imposed from 7 AM on Sunday until 10 AM,” he added.

Last week, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members. The declaration came after Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of Upper Euphrates and Jazirah Combing Operations, announced liberation of all Iraqi lands from IS

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

A total of 117 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 264 injured, excluding police, in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, have been fighting since October 2016 to retake territories Islamic State occupied in 2014.


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