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Saudi Arabia condemns Mosul bomb attack

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir

The Saudi Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday to condemn the car bomb accident near a restaurant in Mosul.

A car bomb exploded near a restaurant in Mosul, northern Iraq, on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding 14 others.

The statement further stressed utter rejection to all forms of violence, terrorism and extremism.

An official Iraqi media outlet reporting on security incidents gave a lower initial toll of two people killed and 11 wounded in west Mosul.

The city, which was recaptured from ISIS militants last year, has been the location for several bomb blasts in recent months, one of which killed six people in October.

Security analysts and officials say militants have adapted their tactics to insurgent-style attacks since ISIS was defeated in Iraq in 2017 and driven out of areas it had controlled for years.