The News Minute | October 10, 2014 | 2:12pm IST
Mosul (Iraq) : Two doctors were among six women executed by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group which controls Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, an official said Friday.
The reason why the women were executed Thursday was not immediately known, the source said, identifying the slain physicians as Maha Subhan and Lamia Ismail.
The head of the security committee in the province of Nineveh, Mohamed Ibrahim al-Bayati, said the women were fatally shot in a place commonly used by the IS to murder its opponents.
The bodies of the slain women were handed over by the jihadis to the Forensic Medicine Service of Mosul, Bayati added.
The IS is believed to have executed scores of people in recent months, including a woman candidate in April's legislative elections in the northern town of Tal Afar.