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Two people killed, injured due to bomb blast, west of Mosul

Emergency ambulances. Archival photo.


Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Two people were killed and injured as an explosive, from the remnants of war against Islamic State, went off, west of Mosul, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “a bomb, from the remnants of Islamic State war, exploded while an ambulance was passing in Badush, west of Mosul.”

“A medic was killed, while the ambulance driver was seriously wounded,” the source said, adding that “lots of explosives were still there in the region.”

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.


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