Several dead in Mosul attack

At least five people have died after a car bomb directed at a police patrol exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

    The blast was aimed at an Iraqi police patrol

    The attack happened at about 10am local time in a crowded market in the city's al-Jazayir neighbourhood, security sources said on Monday.

     

    One of the dead was a policeman while the rest were civilians. Several people were also wounded.

     

    Meanwhile, the US military said on Monday that two of its soldiers had been killed in separate parts of the country.

     

    A US marine died on Monday during combat operations in Iraq's restive al-Anbar province.

    On Sunday, a roadside bomb killed a US soldier in Baghdad during a combat patrol.

     

    A roadside bomb struck a British armoured vehicle in al-Amara, 290km southeast of Baghdad. A British military spokeswoman said nobody was wounded.

     

    Iraqi police said two mortar rounds landed outside the British/Australian base in Samawa, 370km southeast of Baghdad. No injuries were reported.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.