Four Iraqi policemen killed in Mosul car bomb

Four Iraqi policemen died in a car bombing in the centre of the northern city of Mosul on Thursday, a police official said.

Major Alaa Monaf al-Jubouri said the attack killed four policemen and wounded three other people, including a civilian.

On Wednesday, at least five people — three policemen, a soldier and a Sunni Arab party official — were killed in a string of attacks in Mosul, a hotspot of insurgents and ethnic tensions.

The US military considers Mosul, the country’s second largest city, to be the last urban stronghold of Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Mosul is capital of the ethnically mixed province of Nineveh, the 2.8-million population of which comprises 60 percent Sunnis, 30 percent Kurds, five percent Shiites and five percent other communities, including Christians