Police official killed in Mosul blast

The head of the Iraqi police anti-corruption department in the northern city of Mosul has been killed by a bomb, government sources said.

    Mosul has been the scene of attacks in recent weeks

    Brigadier Walid Kashmula was killed on Sunday inside the headquarters of a commission in charge with fighting corruption in public administration in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

    It was not known what caused the bombing. Some officials told Reuters that Kashmula was killed by a bomb placed in the building where he worked, but a police officer was quoted as saying a suicide bomber was behind the blast.

    "A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the headquarters of the commission of public integrity, causing victims," said officer Salah al-Din Muhammad Ali without giving a specific toll.

    Mosul has been the scene of several attacks in recent weeks.

    Leading police and army officials have been targeted for assassination. Iraqi police and soldiers are also frequent targets of attack by gunmen and bombers.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.