Islamic State member, who planted bomb that killed explosive expert, killed, west of Mosul

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Mosul ( An Islamic State member, who planted a bomb, which killed an explosive expert from Nineveh police, has been killed in west of Mosul, the Security Media Center said on Thursday.

In a statement, the center said the troops of the Interior Ministry, backed by Nineveh police, “managed to kill an Islamic State member who took part, along with two other militants, in planting a bomb to target the mayor of al-Quds district, west of Mosul. The bomb killed an explosive expert from Nineveh police. The two other militants were killed few days ago.”

The militant, according to the statement, “was killed after besieging him. Two bombs and a hand grenade were found in his possession in west of Mosul.”

On Monday, the center said two Islamic State members, who targeted a mayor through a bomb, were killed during confrontations in west of Mosul.

The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced, on Sunday, death of Lt. Gen. Ahmed Mohamed al-Jabouri, while detonating a bomb, west of Mosul.

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.

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