Suicide bombing in Mosul kills five

  • 11/02/2017
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Syria fighting Islamic State (File)

A suicide bomber believed to belong to Islamic State blew himself up inside a restaurant in eastern Mosul, killing at least five people and wounding 19, a medical source in the northern Iraqi city says.

The Sayidati al-Jamila ("My Fair Lady") restaurant is in al-Zuhour, one of the districts recently retaken from the militant group by US-backed Iraqi forces.

The offensive that started in October to capture Mosul from Islamic State paused last month after Iraqi forces took all the districts lying east of the Tigris river that bisects the city.

The lunchtime attack occured on Friday(local time) and is the second major incident in districts retaken by Iraqi forces. A triple car bombing killed at least 23 people in the eastern suburb of Kokjali on December 22.