Security forces thwart suicide attack on civilians in eastern Mosul

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Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced, on Wednesday, foiling a suicide attack against civilians in western Mosul.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the 16th brigade of Nineveh Police, Nineveh Intelligence Directorate and Counter-Terrorism brigade managed to foil a suicide attack, launched by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt, and killed the terrorist before blowing up himself in al-Noor neighborhood, in eastern Mosul.

The suicide bomber was planning to blow up himself among civilians in the neighborhood, the statement added.

Noteworthy, joint security forces continue liberating the city of Mosul from the Islamic State grip, after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced launching an assault to liberate Nineveh in 17 October 2016.