Explosion kills 8 people at an school in Majarine, northern city of Mosul, Iraq

Eight tribal fighters of an Iraqi paramilitary unit have been killed in a booby trap blast near the northern city of Mosul. More than a dozen others were injured. The school was being used as a training center and it had been booby-trapped by the Daesh (IS, ISIS, ISIL) terrorists, Jabbar al-Maamuri, a commander of Iraq’s tribal fighters said on Sunday.

Jabbar al-Maamuri added that the attack was carried out at a school in the village of Majarine, which is located 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Mosul.

The village was retaken from Daesh in early July as Iraqi forces closed in on Mosul.