Civilian killed, another wounded in bomb blast in western Mosul

Aftermath of a car bomb explosion. File photo.

Mosul ( A civilian was killed, while another one was injured as an explosive from the war remnants exploded in northwest of Nineveh province, a local source was quoted saying.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on condition of anonymity, the source said, “A civilian was killed, while another was injured in a bomb blast that occurred in Ras al-Jaddah district, in western Mosul.”

Security troops transferred the victim to forensic medicine department and took the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment, the source said adding that the bomb was previously planted by Islamic State militants in Mosul.

News reports mentioned earlier on Sunday that a 13-year old boy’s body with gunshot injuries was found in the same district.

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.

More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.

On July 10, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014.

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