Militants storm Iraq's Mosul water facility, kill 6

BAGHDAD – Militants have stormed a water facility and a nearby house in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing six, including two policemen, a security official said Tuesday.

"The gunmen stormed the water facility in western Mosul's Mushairfa district and gunned down two policemen and an employee," Police Captain Taha al-Mashhadani told Anadolu Agency.

The militants, he added, had then gone to a nearby house where they killed three men.

Iraq in general has seen a spike in violence in recent months, with recurrent bombings and assassinations killing hundreds of people.

Most attacks go unclaimed, but authorities usually point the finger at Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

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