Three people killed in northern Iraq
Three Iraqis were killed in the northern city of Mosul on Tuesday, a provincial police said.
A student in Management and Administration College in Mosul University was shot dead by unknown gunmen in a southwestern neighborhood of the capital city of Nineveh province, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
An Iraqi soldier was also shot dead in the day when unknown gunmen open fire on an Iraqi army checkpoint in Almuharibin neighborhood in eastern Mosul, the source said.
Separately, the Iraqi police shot dead an insurgent in al Mansur neighborhood in southern Mosul after he threw a grenade at a police patrol.
Nineveh province, which is said to be one of the last strongholds of al-Qaida fighters in the war-torn country, has been the scene of a major security crackdown by U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces, which was aimed at uprooting al-Qaida militants and other anti-U.S. insurgent groups.