Three people injured in bomb explosion at Mosul house

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Nineveh ( Three people were injured after a bomb exploded at a house in Mosul city on Wednesday, a security source told Shafaq News.

“Unidentified gunmen hurled a bomb at a house owned by a brother of an IS militant at al-Askari (military) district south of Mosul, injuring three people,” the source said.

Earlier in the day, a security official said that three Iraqi Federal Police members were killed and another was injured in a blast that targeted their patrol in western Mosul.

Cap. Saad al-Jubouri, from the Federal Police, told Rudaw that an advanced explosive device exploded late Tuesday while a five-vehicle police patrol was passing at Hakna, Zummar, west of Mosul, killing three members and wounding a fourth.

He said the road had been fully secured by the forces, suggesting that the bomb was recently planted.

Thousands of Islamic State militants and Iraqi civilians were killed since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S-led coalition, launched an offensive to clear IS-held regions, starting with Mosul in October 2016.

The campaign for Mosul lasted for more than eight months and managed to liberate the city in July.
Iraq declared a final victory over IS last Saturday.

As Iraqi forces gradually took over in Mosul, relief teams regularly ran into dead bodies of civilians buried under wrecks of homes devastated by the encounters between Iraqi forces and militants.

More than 25000 IS members were estimated to have been killed during the campaign for Mosul.
Mosul was the place from where IS supreme leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed the establishment of the group’s rule in Iraq and Syria.

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