Policeman killed by bomb from Islamic State war remnants, south of Nineveh

A member of the Federal Police walks in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Nineveh ( A police conscript was killed as a bomb from the remnants of war against Islamic State members exploded, south of Nineveh, a security source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to the Russian Sputnik news agency, the source said, “a bomb from the remnants of war against Islamic State, planted on the road in al-Duwaizat village in Qayyarah town, south of Mosul, went off while a military vehicle of Federal Police was passing.”

The blast, according to the source, “left a policeman killed, in addition to damages to the vehicle.”

Meanwhile, a local source from the village said many bombs and war remnants left by the militants in the village had not been removed yet. “We lose many victims from Duwaizat village as well as victims of security troops due to those remnants.”

A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

On Tuesday, the outgoing Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi renewed vows to defeat the Islamic State militant group on the first anniversary of liberating Mosul city. In December, Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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