Islamic State militants kill 3 Iraqis in shoot-and-run attack in Mosul

A picture shows Islamic State military doing a military exercise

Mosul ( Islamic State militants killed three Iraqi civilians in an attack in the group’s former capital, Mosul, security sources were quoted saying in Saturday.

Shafaq News website quoted the source saying that militants sneaked into Asaadiya, a village north of Hatra, south of Mosul, killed three civilians, and fled through al-Jazirah desert.

Iraqi provinces have seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against civilians and security since Islamic State militants took over a large part of the country in 2014 to proclaim a self-styled “caliphate”. The violence continues even after the government declared victory over the group in December 2017.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) counted 75 deaths among Iraqis due to violence and armed conflict throughout the month of September.

Mosul was the capital of Islamic State’s previously-proclaimed “caliphate”, and was recaptured by Iraqi forces in July 2017 before the government declared regaining control over all of the group’s bastions in December 2017.

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