Mayor killed, son injured in Islamic State attack, southwest of Mosul

Islamic State militants. File photo.

Mosul ( A mayor was killed, while his son was injured in an attack by Islamic State members, southwest of Mosul, a police officer from Nineveh said on Friday.

Speaking to BasNews, Col. Farouq Ahmed said “Islamic State members, disguised in military uniform, sneaked into Maflaka village in Hatra region. They broke into the house of Saad al-Me’mari, the mayor.”

The militants, according to Ahmed, “killed the mayor and injured his son. They also killed another civilian before they ran away.”

Security troops conducted investigations after transferring the victim to forensic medicine department.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 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.

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