Coordinated IS attack in Iraq kills 50

15 September, 2017, 00:41 | Author: Ora Austin
  • The remains of the vehicle used in a car bomb attack in a terrorist attack that claimed over 80 lives in Iraq

The islamic State had claimed responsibility for a bomb attack against a checkpoint in outskirts of Basra, at sourn end of country, which has made eleven dead and thirty wounded.

Shiites and other ethnic and religious minorities have often been targets of Sunni militants in Iraq, including al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

"We expect more alike terrorist operations in future".

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in a restaurant in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya, Iraq, September 14, 2017.

At least 50 are dead and 80 injured in the bombings and shooting claimed by Isis.

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Officials said the first attack struck close to a restaurant while shortly afterwards a auto bomb targeted a security checkpoint in the same area. The group said it had killed "dozens of Shi'ites". One report said four Iranians were among those killed.

"The total death toll of the victims reached 50 persons, while 87 others were wounded", the health department said in a statement.

The deadliest attack was at a restaurant west of Nassiriya. "An assailant activated his belt of explosives inside restaurant, crowded, and a group of or men opened fire and threw grenades on guests", said Ali Abdul Hussain, colonel of police, Reuters news agency.

Iraqi police officers inspect the remains of a vehicle used in a bomb attack in Nasiriyah city, about 350 km south of Baghdad, Iraq, 14 September 2017.

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