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10 killed, 58 wounded when bomb explodes in popular Mosul restaurant

Story highlights

  • In addition to those killed, 58 were wounded, police say
  • The bomb went off inside a popular restaurant in central Mosul
  • Officials: At least 11 people were killed elsewhere in Iraq

At least 10 people were killed when a bomb exploded Friday evening inside a popular restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a provincial police commander said.

The bomb was hidden inside the Abu-Yahya restaurant in central Mosul when went it off around 8:30 p.m., said Khalid al-Midani, the commander of Nineveh provincial police.

In addition to those killed, 58 were wounded. Most of the casualties were civilians.

Located about 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Baghdad, Mosul is the capital of the predominantly Sunni province of Nineveh.

At least another 11 people were killed and 21 wounded in violence elsewhere around Iraq, according to officials.