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ISIL suicide car bombers kill at least 23 Iraqis

December 23, 2016 3:08 pm

Three suicide car bombs driven by ISIL fighters killed at least 15 civilians and eight Iraqi policemen on Thursday in an eastern suburb of Mosul, a military statement said.

The attacks targeted Kokjali, a suburb that authorities said they had retaken from ISIL almost two months ago. A military spokesman told Reuters news agency the vehicle bombs went off in a market.

Meanwhile, mortar fire killed 11 people – including four aid workers – as civilians gathered to receive assistance in the war-torn city of Mosul, the United Nations said on Thursday.