Eight killed in violence across Iraq

Eight people killed and 22 injured in Baghdad, Diyala, Mosul

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Eight people were killed and another 22 people were injured in attacks across Iraq on Saturday.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on the condition of anonymity, a local police captain said that “one police officer was killed and three others injured when unidentified attackers hurled grenades at a police patrol in southeastern Baghdad’s Jesr Diyala district.”

Four more deaths were recorded following the bomb blasts in Baghdad’s al Azamiya, al Tarmiya, al Mashtal and al Mansur districts.

Meanwhile two police officers, were killed in Baqubah, the capital of the Diyala province, when an unknown gunmen opened fire on their vehicle, Anadolu Agency reported.

Furthermore, Yahia Abd Hamad, the former director of a Mosul-based broadcasting company, was killed by ISIS militants in the city of Mosul, according to local rights group Iraqi Journalistic Freedoms Observatory.

For over a year, ISIS militants have maintained control of large territories seized in both Iraq and neighbouring Syria, including Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city, and the Syrian city of Raqqa, which they have established as the de facto capital of their self-proclaimed state.


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