ERBIL— A mass grave containing the bodies of 30 people was discovered Saturday in a popular market in western Mosul.
The people in the grave, which was found in Maash market, were all shot in the head by the Islamic State (IS) extremists, said Capt. Ahmed Ubaidi, from Nineveh police service.
The security forces jointly with Mosul municipality officers were clearing the area from the war remnants when they discovered the grave, Ubaidi told BasNews.
The signs of torture can be seen on the dead bodies, the police officer said, adding the hands of some of the victims were cut.
There are also children among the victims.
The bodies have been sent to the forensic department for autopsy, Ubaidi stated.