Car bombs kill 23 near Mosul

2016-12-23 07:13
An Iraqi army tank advances towards Qara Tappa, during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants southeast of Mosul, Iraq.(Felipe Dana, AP)

An Iraqi army tank advances towards Qara Tappa, during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants southeast of Mosul, Iraq.(Felipe Dana, AP)

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Baghdad - A triple car bombing on a market killed at least 23 people Thursday in a town recently retaken from the Islamic State group near the jihadists' final stronghold of Mosul, Iraq's army said.

"A terrorist attack in the form of three car bombs at a market in Gogjali killed 15 civilians and eight police," a coordination centre for forces battling IS said in a statement.

ISIS claimed the attack, which the group said was carried out by three suicide bombers.

Gogjali, a few kilometres east of Mosul, was retaken by pro-government forces on November 1, several weeks into a massive operation to recapture the last Iraqi city still under ISIS control.

Iraq's elite counter-terrorism service punched into Mosul from the east, but progress has since slowed and the battle is far from over.

Human Rights Watch has accused ISIS of targeting civilians trying to flee the violence with mortars, explosives and gunfire.

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