3 Iraqi soldiers killed in Mosul

 06 Nov 2017 - 9:55

3 Iraqi soldiers killed in Mosul

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NINEVEH, Iraq: Three Iraqi forces were killed Sunday in an attack in the Old City of Mosul in northern Iraq, according to a local police officer.

Gunmen opened fire on a security checkpoint in Bab al-Toub in central Mosul, killing three soldiers, Capt. Ahmed al-Taher told Anadolu Agency.

He said the attackers had seized weapons of the slain troops and fled the scene unscathed.

The Iraqi officer blamed IS militants for the attack, saying that militants were still holed up in the Old City, which was captured by Iraqi forces earlier this year.

In July, the Iraqi army retook Mosul, the regional capital of the northern Nineveh province, from the IS terrorist group following a nine-month campaign.