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Mayor wounded in stun grenade blast in Mosul: Source

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Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A mayor of a residential region was wounded as a stun grenade exploded in west of Mosul, a security source was quoted saying on Tuesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “mayor of al-Bakr district was visiting mayor of al-Ta’meem district, when a stun grenade went off, leaving him injured.”

“The injured was taken to hospital for treatment, while security troops conducted investigations,” the source added.

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.

A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 195 civilian casualties (49 killed, 146 injured). Anbar Governorate ranked second place, with 14 killed and 37 injured, and Diyala had 12 killed and 11 injured.

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.

Thousands of IS 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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