Deadly explosion hits Bartella
A car bomb hit Zuhoor Compound, a Kurdish inhabited area in Bartella, a town near Mosul City, leaving 15 deaths and more than 50 injuries, in the morning of Thursday, October 17th, the third day of Eid al Adha.
According to information announced by security authorities of Bartella, a truck loaded with explosives exploded in Zuhoor, targeting the Shabak Kurdish inhabitants of the compound. A number of women and children were among the victims.
Health authorities stated that the situation of some of the injuries is serious and they are expecting the number of deaths to rise.
Bartella is a sub-district located approximately 20 kilometers east of Mosul. Bartella’s population is mixed, majority being Assyrians, with some Kurds and Arabs as well.