Mosul, IRAQ — Six policemen were killed and injured in a bomb blast that took place in Hammam al-Alil region, south of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh police said on Thursday, Iraqi News reports.
“A bomb targeted local police, leaving a policeman killed and five others wounded,” Cap. Raad al-Hayali told BasNews.
“Police forces cordoned off the blast scene and transferred the victim to forensic medicine department, while the injured were taken to hospital. Investigations were conducted,” he added.
“Troops arrested 18 suspects over involvement in planting the bomb,” Hayali said.
Yesterday Right Wing News reported that fierce confrontations occurred between Islamic State members and Federal Police troops south of Kirkuk province, an informed security source from the province said on Wednesday.
Speaking to Shafaq News, the source said ISIS members attacked, early today, Federal Police forces in al-Zarka village, at the outskirts of Tuz Khurmatu, adding that the confrontations left casualties on both sides.
Moreover, the source said that around 10 police personnel disappeared during the clashes, indicating that they could have been captivated by the militant group, Iraqi News reports.
Four personnel, were liberated in the wake of the second attack, which targeted Bastmali village, south of Tuz Khurmatu. Another attack was previously launched in attack against Tal Sharaf region.
Right Wing Tribune reported earlier that four policemen, including an officer, were killed in an attack launched by Islamic State members, south of Mosul, an Iraqi security source from Nineveh said.
Speaking to DPA, the source said, “security troops invaded al-Shura region, 20 kilometers south of Mosul, in the wake of attack launched by ISIS members that left a police officer and three policemen killed, Iraqi News reports.
ISIS has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.
The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.
The never ending war.