Bombs hit convoy of displaced people in Iraq, kills 18

Bombs hit convoy of displaced people in Iraq, kills 18

Iraq - One policeman in an accompanying patrol car was also killed.



By Reuters

Published: Sat 5 Nov 2016, 11:24 AM

Last updated: Sat 5 Nov 2016, 1:29 PM

Two roadside bombs struck a convoy carrying Iraqi families fleeing Daesh-controlled town in the north of the country late on Friday, killing 18 people, a police officer said.
The bombs targeted a truck carrying people from Hawija, about 120 km (75 miles) south of stronghold in 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 families, regional police Colonel Nemaa al-Jabouri told Reuters. One policeman in an accompanying patrol car was also killed.
Pictures published on social media by a group linked to Iraq's defense ministry showed several blackened corpses next to the twisted metal remains of the truck.


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