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Shelling on Sharqat kills, wounds 9 children

Shelling on Sharqat kills, wounds 9 children
Mortar shelling.


Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Salahuddin province revealed that nine children were either killed or wounded by mortar shelling launched by the Islamic State group in Sharqat, north of Tikrit, Alsharqiyah News reported on Monday.

The source said, “Six mortar shells fired by the Islamic State group fell near a group of children in Sharqat, killing three of them and wounding six others.”

“The wounded were transferred to a nearby hospital and the bodies to the forensic medicine department,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, another mortar bombing hit the old industrial area and al-Zera’i neighborhood in western Mosul, killing or wounding eight civilians.


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