ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Saturday morning cordoned off the woodland area in Mosul, searching for two female suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) organization.
The forces have prevented the civilians move into the area, after they received intelligence that the suicide bombers intend to explode themselves in the crowd.
The tourist attraction of the city on 900 acres, which hosts plenty of hotels and tourist compounds, is usually crowded during the religious and national occasions.
A police officer from Mosul told BasNews the search is still ongoing, adding the security forces have also closed down al-Nasr Bridge.
Mosul was liberated from IS in July but a mopping up process to locate and eliminate the sleeping cells of the organization and the fighters who have hidden themselves in different locations of the city is ongoing.