Suicide bombing kills one in east Mosul, security sources say

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Posted: Feb 19, 2017 4:12 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt on Sunday in the "My Fair Lady" neighborhood of Mosul that was retaken recently from Islamic State, killing one and wounding nine others, security sources said.

A restaurant in the same area was hit on Feb. 10 by a suicide bombing that killed at least 10 people.

U.S.-backed forces dislodged Islamic State from the east side of Mosul in the first phase of an offensive that concluded last month. The second phase of the campaign, on the western side of Mosul, began on Sunday.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Mark Potter)