Three persons, including policeman, killed, injured in Mosul

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

Mosul ( Three civilians were killed and injured in different areas in Mosul city, security sources were quoted saying on Monday.

Speaking to Shafaq News, the sources said unknown gunmen killed a civilian as shooting occurred in abu Jarbou’a village in Tal Afar, west of Mosul.

Moreover, the forensic medicine department received body of a Federal Police personnel who was killed in shooting between Rajm Hadid and al-Tanak districts, in western Mosul.

A civilian was injured in a blast caused by Islamic State war remnants near Owaynat village, northwest of Mosul.

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.

Last week, Iraqi Civil Defense forces official was quoted saying that 3000 corpses are still held under the rubble in the Old City. 839 bodies were recovered from different Mosul areas in three days.

Despite declaring the victory over IS in Mosul in July, observers say IS is believed to constitute a security threat even after the group’s defeat at its main havens across Iraqi provinces.’’

More than 500 Iraqis were killed and injured during July due to violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

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