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04 May 2019 | 02:45 PM UTC

Iraq: Bomb explodes in Mosul, wounding at least two people May 4

Iraq News Alert

Bomb explosion wounds at least two people in Mosul May 4; similar attacks possible in northern Iraq over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Mosul

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Event

A bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded in Mosul's Al-Magmoaa area, near the University of Mosul, on Saturday, May 4, leaving at least two people wounded. Similar attacks are possible in northern Iraq over the near term.

Context

While former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed victory over the Islamic State (IS) group in December 2017, the group retains a degree of freedom of movement in parts of the country, particularly in western and northern Iraq.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.

 

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