In Iraq, seventeen people have been killed and fifty seven injured in a wave of bomb attacks.

These attacks were carried out in northern Sabi al-Bor area and the southeast suburb of Nahrawan.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for these attacks that bore all the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has staged similar attacks in the past.

Meanwhile, IS militants have launched a new attack against Iraqi security forces in the southeastern part of Mosul.