Et antall mennesker hadde samlet seg i Mosul i Irak for å protestere mot Israels angrep på Gaza, da de selv ble angrepet av en selvmordsbomber. En talsmann for et sunni-parti mente det var de samme kreftene som gikk løs på Gaza.
A suicide bomber on a bicycle blew himself up Sunday amid a crowd of demonstrators in northern Iraq who were protesting Israel’s air strikes on Gaza, killing one demonstrator and wounding 16 others, Iraqi police said.
The bomber rode his bicycle into the demonstration of about 1,300 people in the center of the northern city of Mosul, said a police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with news media.
The demonstration was organized by the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party. The party’s Mosul spokesman, Yahiya Abid Mahjoub, complained that police and the Iraqi army had not taken security precautions for the demonstration.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, the officer said.
«The ones who targeted our brothers in Gaza are the same who targeted us in Mosul today. They are agents of Israel,» Mahjoub said.