A roadside bomb killed a tribal leader and wounded two of his relatives in the al-Shoura district south of Mosul on Wednesday, local officials confirmed.
“An IED [improvised explosive device] exploded targeting the convoy of Sheikh Hassan al-Hadidi on Wednesday killing him instantly and injuring his son and nephew,” Khalaf al-Hadidi, a member of Nineveh Provincial Council, told Rudaw.
Security forces have set up a perimeter around the scene of the blast and the body has been removed for autopsy, the official added.
No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.
Mosul and surrounding areas are still awash with explosives left over from the battle to retake the city from the Islamic State group (ISIS).