Four Iraqi police personnel killed in two Islamic State attacks in Mosul

Federal police forces. File photo

Nineveh ( Four Iraqi police personnel were killed in two attacks carried out by Islamic State members in different regions in Mosul, a security source from Nineveh police said on Sunday.

In remarks to BasNews, Col. Ghazwan Sheet said “Islamic State carried out two attacks. The first was at the entrance of al-Shoura region, while the other was at the entrance of Makhmur, southwest of Mosul. The two attacks left four police personnel killed and a fifth seriously injured.”

The militants, according to Sheet, “ran away toward unknown destination, while security troops carried out a campaign in the south and southwest of Mosul.”

Investigations were conducted after the victims bodies were taken to forensic medicine department.
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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).

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