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Car Bomb Kills 4, Wounds 15 near Iraq's Mosul

23 Oct 2018, 19:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - At least four people were killed and 15 others wounded in a car bomb blast in the northern Iraqi town of Qayyara on Tuesday, police and medical sources said.

A vehicle packed with explosives was parked near a restaurant and a crowded market area in Qayyara, south of the city of Mosul, police said, Reuters reported.

Health official said the death toll might rise as some of the wounded were in a critical condition.

No group immediately claimed responsibility.

Iraq declared victory over Daesh terror group in December, dislodging the militant group from all territories it held after its self-proclaimed "caliphate", which also composed part of Syria, collapsed earlier in 2017.

The terrorists have since waged a campaign of kidnapping, killing and bomb attacks targeting civilians.

An interior ministry spokesman said the blast was a result of a terrorist attack by a car bomb.

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