Iraqi officer killed, two army soldiers wounded in two bomb blasts in Mosul

A building at Mosul University bears the scars of fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants.

Mosul ( A police officer was killed, while two other soldiers of the Iraqi army were wounded in two bomb blasts, east of Mosul, a security source said on Sunday.

Speaking to Shafaq News website, the source said an officer was killed, while detonating a bomb in al-Quds district, east of Mosul.

Moreover, two army soldiers were injured as a bomb blast targeted a military patrol on the main road to Hammam al-Alil region, south of Mosul.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

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.

Thousands of militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

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