At least six people were killed and 30 others were injured in a car-bomb attack in town of Qayyara, near Mosul City, in northern Iraq on Tuesday .

Iran Press/Middle East: An explosive-laden vehicle exploded near a restaurant and a crowded market area in Qayyara on Tuesday, police said.

According to a health official, the death toll may rise as some of the injured are said to be in a critical condition.

An Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman called Tuesday's explosion a “terrorist attack.”

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast, but it bears the hallmark of attacks carried out by the Takfiri terrorist group, Daesh (also known as ISIS).

Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, declared the end of military operations against ISIS(Daesh) on December 9, 2017.

On July 10 that year, the Iraqi prime minister had formally declared victory over ISIS extremists in Mosul, which used to be the terrorists’ main urban stronghold in the conflict-ridden Arab country.

However, Daesh sleeper cells may still exist in the country.

Daesh had begun a terror campaign in Iraq in 2014, overrunning vast swathes in lightning attacks.

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