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Daesh car bombs kill 9 police officers in west Mosul

Three others injured in deadly attacks

Daesh car bombs kill 9 police officers in west Mosul FILE PHOTO



At least nine security officials were killed and three others injured Saturday in Daesh bomb attacks in west of Mosul, police told Anadolu Agency.

Iraqi security official Safa al-Behadli told Anadolu Agency that Daesh detonated four bomb-laden vehicles at a location where the police forces were stationed in Mosul's west side.

He said that two military vehicles were also destroyed in the attacks.

In October, the Iraqi army -- backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and local allies on the ground -- began a wide-ranging operation to retake Mosul, Daesh’s last bastion in northern Iraq, which the militant group overran in 2014.

*Reporting by Zeynep Tufekci; Writing by Ilker Girit

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