Suicide bombing kills four, wounds 15 in eastern Mosul restaurant

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 10, 2017 8:26 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber believed to belong to Islamic State blew himself up inside a restaurant in eastern Mosul at lunchtime on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding 15, a medical source in the northern Iraqi city said.

The Sayidati al-Jamila ("My Fair Lady") restaurant is in al-Zuhour, one of the districts recently retaken from the militant group by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces.

The offensive that started in October to capture Mosul from Islamic State paused last month after Iraqi forces took all the districts lying east of the Tigris river that bisects the city.

Friday's attack is the second major incident in districts retaken by Iraqi forces. A triple car bombing killed at least 23 people in the eastern suburb of Kokjali on Dec. 22.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Catherine Evans)