Four tribal fighters killed, injured in bomb blast, south of Mosul

A blast ripped through a car in Mosul. File photo.

Mosul ( Four tribal fighters were killed and injured in a bomb blast, south of Mosul, a security source was quoted saying.

“One personnel of the Tribal Mobilization Forces was killed, while three others were wounded as bomb, recently placed in Qayyarah, south of Mosul, exploded,” the source told Shafaq News on Sunday.

“The region was combed twice before, which means the bomb was planted recently,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

Twelve police personnel were reportedly killed and injured on Saturday as a suicide attacker blew up himself targeting a checkpoint in al-Houd village, which links al-Qayyarah to Shirqat, south of Mosul.

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.

114 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 244 others were wounded as result of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), issued on Wednesday.

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, coming in the first place with 177 civilian casualties (38 killed, 139 injured). Anbar province followed with 36 killed and 55 injured, and then Kirkuk with 18 killed and 33 injured.

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