2 WHO employees wounded in roadside bomb explosion in northern Iraq

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-26 23:54:44|Editor: huaxia

BAGHDAD, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Two employees of the World Health Organization (WHO) were wounded on Wednesday in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, a provincial police source said.

The vehicle was hit by the roadside bomb left by the Islamic State (IS) militants, while it was moving near the town of Bartella, about 30 km east of the provincial capital Mosul, Mazin al-Ahmadi, head of the media office of provincial police told Xinhua.

The explosion resulted in the wounding of two WHO employees, who are an Iraqi male and a female, al-Ahmadi said.

The WHO has been providing medical aid to the badly devastated health institutions in Nineveh province, as well as medical support to hundreds of thousands of displaced people during the battles against the extremist militants.

On July 10, 2017, the Iraqi security forces regained full control of the city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, after fierce battles against the extremist militants. Enditem