According to a Police Lieutenant Abdel-Qadir al-Jabouri, a car parked on a roadside exploded at a marketplace in al-Qayyarah, south of Mosul.
Two soldiers were among those killed in the bombing, he said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but al-Jabouri accused the Daesh terrorist group of carrying out the bombing.
Recent months have seen frequent attacks by Daesh terrorists on security personnel stationed in Iraq’s northern and eastern provinces.
Iraqi officials declared that Daesh’s military presence in the country had been all but destroyed following a three-year conflict with the army, last year.