Father, son killed in booby-trapped house in Mosul

destroyed houses. (Representational photo)

Mosul ( Two persons were killed in a bomb blast as a repatriated family was inspecting their house in western Mosul, Nineveh, a security source said.

Speaking to Shafaq News on Wednesday, the source said, “a man and his son were killed as their house, which was booby-trapped by Islamic State, exploded in al-Islah al-Zera’i region, in western Mosul.”

“The house exploded as the family was checking their house for the first time since end of war against IS in the city,” the source added.

On July 10, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October 2016.

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 monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

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