Two people were killed Friday in a car bomb explosion outside a restaurant in Mosul, northern Iraq, according to Iraqi security sources.
“A young woman and a security officer were killed in this terrorist attack and ten other people were wounded,” the Iraqi army communication cell said, adding that the car exploded in front of a local restaurant. Muthanna in the east of the city.
Iraqi government forces retook Mosul, the Islamic State group’s (IS) jihadist stronghold in Iraq, in 2017, with Baghdad proclaiming victory over the ultra-radical organization that proclaimed its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
But attacks and attacks continue to shake this big city in northern Iraq.
Last week, a car bomb exploded near the University of Mosul killing one person and injuring 13 others.
On Wednesday, six members of a Shia paramilitary unit were killed and 31 wounded in an ambush on a deserted road south of the city.
This attack has not been claimed.
The Iraqi authorities fear that jihadists fleeing Syria will infiltrate Iraq through the porous border as ISIS is about to collapse in this country at war.