Roadside Bombs Hit Convoy of Displaced Iraqis, Killed 18 Civilians

Roadside Bombs Hit Convoy of Displaced Iraqis, Killed 18 Civilians
Sat Nov 5, 2016 11:51:23

Two roadside bombs struck a convoy carrying Iraqi families fleeing ISIS controlled town in the Mosul north of the country late on Friday, killing 18 people, police said.

The bombs targeted a truck carrying people from Hawija, about 120 km (75 miles) south of Islamic State's stronghold of Mosul, as they were being taken to the town of Al Alam, next to the Tigris River.

Seventeen of the dead were from the displaced Iraqi families, regional police Colonel Nemaa al Jabouri told Reuters. One policeman in an accompanying patrol car was also killed.

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