Unknown gunmen assassinated the Mukhtar of al-Bakr district near his home in al-Akhaa area east of Mosul, according to a security source.

The source told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "gunmen opened fire with light weapons on / Osama Azza / Mukhtar of Al-Akhaa area in eastern Mosul by silenced gunfire and fled to an unknown destination."

He added that "the security forces cordoned off the entire area to search for the perpetrators of the assassination after the handover of the body of Mukhtar to the forensic medicine in Mosul."

Source: National Iraqi News Agency