ERBIL— Two civilians were killed and three more sustained wounds by the Islamic State (IS) militants in central Mosul on Thursday, said a Nineveh police officer.
The people were crossing the Nasr Bridge on foot when the extremists from the right bank of the city opened fire on them, Col. Salam Khalaf told BasNews.
The bridge, the only one connecting the right and the left banks of Mosul, is used by both the security forces and the public.
On July 10, 2017, after nearly nine months of battle against the IS, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared Mosul liberated from the IS.
Despite the victory, the Iraqi forces have to continue with a mopping up process as the sleeper cells of the extremist organization are still active in the city.