Suicide bombing kills 12 in Iraq's Mosul

Around 30 people were injured in the attack that hit the northern Iraqi city

Suicide bombing kills 12 in Iraq's Mosul

World Bulletin / News Desk

Twelve civilians were killed and dozens injured in a suicide bombing Saturday in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, an army officer said. 

Major Abdul-Basit al-Jazaeri of the anti-terrorism forces said ISIL militants had detonated an explosives-laden tanker in al-Qadesiya al-Thaneya district in eastern Mosul. 

“Twelve people were killed and 30 others injured,” he told Anadolu Agency. 

According to the officer, many of the injured are in a critical condition. 

“ISIL snipers are making any attempt to rescue those under the debris a tough mission,” he said. 

ISIL captured Mosul along with vast swathes of northern and western Iraq, in mid-2014. 

For the past seven weeks, the Iraqi army -- backed by U.S.-led coalition warplanes and local allies on the ground -- has been fighting to retake Mosul, which was once considered Iraq’s second most populous city. 

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