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Iraq: Twin bomb blast kills 2 in southeast of Mosul

People gather around the incident site as security forces cordon the area after a road-side parked car-bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq on 30 May, 2017 [Visam Ziyad Muhammed/Anadolu Agency]
People gather around the incident site as security forces cordon the area after a road-side parked car-bomb attack in Iraq [Visam Ziyad Muhammed/Anadolu Agency]

At least two people were killed and 10 others injured in a twin bomb attack in northern Iraq today, according to a local military officer as reported on Anadolu Agency.

An explosive device exploded in the town of Sanjej, southeast of Mosul, killing two – a farmer and a tribal fighter, Colonel Ahmed al-Jabouri told Anadolu Agency.

Another device went off as local residents and tribal fighters gathered to help the victims, injuring ten people, he said.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Al-Jabouri said Iraqi police have issued arrest warrants for four suspects, including suspected Daesh sympathizers.

Last December, officials in Baghdad declared that Daesh’s military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled over operations backed by the U.S.-led International Alliance. However, from time to time, Iraqi officials announce operations against Daesh-affiliated “sleeper cells” in certain parts of the country.

Read: ‘Iraq too dangerous for Daesh families to return’

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