Sat Dec 3, 2016 08:51AM
This file photo shows a truck that had been loaded with explosive barrels by Daesh terrorists, after it was destroyed by Iraqi special forces during an operation to retake control of the al-Baker neighborhood in eastern Mosul, November 30, 2016. (By AFP)
This file photo shows a truck that had been loaded with explosive barrels by Daesh terrorists, after it was destroyed by Iraqi special forces during an operation to retake control of the al-Baker neighborhood in eastern Mosul, November 30, 2016. (By AFP)

At least 24 people have been killed in an attack by the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

The explosion occurred on Saturday when explosives on a tanker were detonated in Mosul.

The news comes a day after Daesh terrorists launched an attack using two car bombs on the Kanaos Village in the south of Qayyarah, killing two soldiers and injuring 29 others.

Iraqi forces had retaken Qayyarah, which lies on the western bank of Tigris River, some 60 kilometers south of Mosul, from Daesh late in August.

Iraqi government soldiers and volunteer fighters continue are engaged in joint operations to liberate Mosul, the last urban area in control of Daesh in Iraq.

Iraqi media reported on Saturday that fierce clashes were underway between Iraqi security forces and Daesh terrorists near Mosul’s airport.

Also on Saturday, Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces killed 13 terrorists, including a senior commander, in the east of Mosul.

Iraq’s Almada Press website reported that Iraqi forces thwarted a Daesh assault on the Aden district, east of Mosul, killing 13 terrorists, including the senior commander, Talaat Ahmed Fathi aka Abu Mohammed al-Iraqi.

The country’s military intelligence forces also seized four cannons belonging to Daesh terrorists in region of Kokjeli, east of Mosul.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since Daesh terrorists mounted an offensive there more than two years ago. The militants have been committing vicious crimes in the areas under their control.