ISIS women suicide bombers hit Iraqi troops in Mosul, kill 1

2017-07-03 08:45
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An Iraqi boy and man help a woman walk in the western industrial district of Mosul after fleeing from the Old City. (AFP)

AFP Photo DOCUMENT REFERENCE000_Q60HJ SLUGIRAQ - CONFLICT - MOSUL CREATION DATE7/2/2017 CITY/COUNTRYMOSUL, IRAQ CREDITFADEL SENNA / AFP FILE SIZE/PIXELS/DPI37.77 Mb / 4448 x 2968 / 300 dpi IRAQ-CONFLICT-MOSUL An Iraqi boy and man help a woman walk in the western industrial district of Mosul after fleeing from the Old City. (AFP)

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Mosul - An Iraqi officer says that two women suicide bombers, hiding among a group of fleeing civilians, targeted Iraqi troops in Mosul, killing one soldier and wounding several.

Sgt Ali Abdullah Hussein says the attack was the latest by the Islamic State group as Iraqi forces close in on the last pocket of militant-held territory in the Old City neighborhood. The IS group's last stand in Mosul is rapidly shrinking, with the militants now controlling just over 1 square kilometer in all.

Hussein says the attack happened on Monday morning in the area of the destroyed al-Nuri Mosque.

He said that over the past three days, at least four such attacks have targeted Iraqi forces as hundreds of civilians flee the fierce fighting in the Old City's congested streets.

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