Nine people killed in booby-trapped house in Mosul, once back from refugee camp

A picture shows a house destroyed in Mosul. AFP

Mosul ( A family, composed of nine people, was killed as their booby-trapped house exploded, west of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh police said on Monday.

“A family, composed of nine persons, was killed after they returned, this morning, from al-Jadaa refugee camp back to their house in al-Yabsat region in western Mosul. Their house, which was booby-trapped by Islamic State members, went off once they entered,” Cap. Ahmed Tawfiq, told BasNews.

Security troops, according to Tawfiq, “rushed to the blast spot and transferred the victims to forensic medicine department in Mosul.”

On Sunday, an officer was reportedly 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 the city.

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.

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