At least two World Health Organization (WHO) employees were injured this Wednesday after an explosion occurred on a street in Nineveh province, northern Iraq, according to a source from Iraqi governorate police. This region.
The vehicle they were traveling in was hit by one of the bombs that the Islamic State (IS) left scattered on the road connecting Nineveh to the nearby town of Bartella, about 30 kilometers east of the provincial capital Mosul.
The head of the Nineveh Governorate Press Office Mazin Al Ahmadi has reported that although the extent of the injuries is not currently known, the two workers injured are a man and a woman of Iraqi nationality. .
WHO has worked on the ground providing medical assistance to health facilities in Nineveh province that have been destroyed during the ongoing armed conflict in the area and caused the forcible displacement of hundreds of thousands of people.
Iraqi security forces have been controlling the city of Mosul, around 400 kilometers north of Baghdad, for three years after numerous battles against IS terrorists.