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Seven paramilitary personnel killed in bomb blast west of Mosul

destroyed houses. (Representational photo)

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Seven pro-government paramilitary troops were killed, while ten others were wounded in a blast west of Mosul, Nineveh, a security source was quoted saying.

“A booby-trapped house in al-Qalaa region, in Tal Afar, exploded on Sunday while al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] were defusing the explosives. Seven personnel were killed, while ten others were injured, four of whom are in serious condition,” Cap. Mahdi abdul Hadi told Anadolu agency.

“The victims were transferred to the PMFs security center, while the wounded were taken to hospital,” he added.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

The total figure of September’s casualties marked an increase from the figure in August, which reached 297 Iraqis dead and wounded.



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  1. I am a Muslim from India. It pains me to see how the terrorists/mercenaries are used to destroy and kill Muslims. i am not even gonna into the petty massacares between shia and sunnis. Both are idiots. Of course ISIS maybe funded by WEST or Qatar, i read so much about it. ISIS having US weapons etc. But what pains me is the fact that the locals aren’t alert in Syria/Iraq for example Baghdad. I feel that citizens MUST be always alert to people around them. leave nothing to chance. Any one suspicious must be stopped and questioned. regular checks of bags and stuff must happen. I know this will inconvenience the innocent citizens and will be an invasion of their privacy but bomb blasts cannot go on in areas where atleast ISIS inst controlling. PUT ALL CITIZENS ON FULL ALERT all the time when they are outside in public areas. Until this cancer called ISIS is eradicated, Muslims all over the world be subject of ridicule, oppression and abuse. clearly, ISIS is a black curse on Islam and humanity but i think the ultimate curse and root cause of ALL evil is OIL – THE BLACK GOLD.

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