Car bomb kills two Iraqi police at forensics lab

MOSUL: A car bomb hit a police forensics bureau in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday, killing two officers and wounding nine other people, emergency services said.

Among the dead was police Captain Ahmed al-Juburi, while another five policemen were wounded in the attack, which happened at 7:30 am local time, police and medical officials said.

“We received two dead bodies and nine wounded,” said Dhanoon Abdul Gheni, a doctor at Mosul’s Medical City hospital.

“Four of them are seriously injured, and two of them received treatment and have been discharged.”

A police officer speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the toll and said the blast was caused by a car laced with explosives that had been parked next to the walls close to the forensics laboratory.

Attacks occur on a regular basis in Mosul and surrounding Nineveh province, which is among Iraq’s most violent areas. —AP

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