An Iraqi security source said on Sunday that 13 members of Islamic State group were killed and two others were arrested during a security operation in Mosul.
In statements to Tasnim News Agency, the source said that a preemptive security operation was launched on Sunday afternoon to track down Islamic State militants at Tal al-Sabt village in Hamam al-Alil district, 20 km south of Mosul.
According to the source, the security operation left 13 IS militants dead. Two more IS terrorists were arrested in the campaign, added the source.
Meanwhile, the same source said that four people were wounded after two bombs exploded in Tel Keppe district, 20 km north of Mosul, earlier in the day.
20 terrorists arrested in Mosul
A security official has said that 20 Islamic State members, including five women, were arrested Monday in southern Mosul city.
“Security forces managed to arrest 20 Islamic State militants in Hajj Ali village in Qayyarah district, 60 km south of Mosul,” Basnews website quoted Major Samir Aref as saying.
“They worked for al-Hisbah (Vigilantism) department,” Aref said, adding that the security forces carried the arrestees into the Nineveh Operations Command for interrogation.