- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said three car bombs have ripped through an outdoor market in Mosul, killing at least 15 civilians and eight policemen.

The Defense Ministry said Thursday’s attack occurred in the eastern Gogjali district, which Iraqi forces retook from Islamic State militants weeks ago as part of a massive operation to drive them from the country’s second largest city.

It did not say whether the explosions were caused by suicide attackers.

Earlier Thursday, the United Nations denounced the killing of four aid workers and seven other civilians in two mortar attacks in Mosul this week. The U.N. mission said the attacks occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday in eastern Mosul, and wounded up to 40 others. The U.N. did not identify the aid workers or provide their nationalities.

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