19 Iraqis killed in Mosul mortar attacks- UPDATED

They died when a mortar shell fell on a building under construction in Mosul and houses, the army imposed a curfew three days ago after clashes with the militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

19 Iraqis killed in Mosul mortar attacks- UPDATED

World Bulletin/News Desk

Ten workers, including five brothers, were killed late on Saturday when a mortar shell fell on a building under construction in Mosul, the capital of the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, a security source said.

"The slain workers are all Sunni Arabs," the source told Anadolu Agency, requesting anonymity.

He said the building was used for the accommodation of workers in the Yarmouk neighborhood in western Mosul.

He could not determine who stood behind the mortar attack.

Clashes, however, have been ongoing since Saturday between Iraqi security forces and the militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which controls some neighborhoods in Mosul.

Seven Iraqi civilians were killed on Sunday when mortar shells fired by the army fell on their homes in Mosul, the capital of the northern province of Nineveh.

"The victims included five members of the same family on whose home a mortar shell fell," police captain Omar al-Mashhadani told Anadolu Agency.

He added that two other civilians were killed in a separate mortar attack on their home also in western Mosul.

The army imposed a curfew in Mosul three days ago after clashes with the militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The militant group is waging an insurgency against the central government in Baghdad and controls areas in the western province of Anbar and other provinces.

Iraq has seen a marked uptick in violence in recent months.

 

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