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At least 50 dead in three suicide attacks in southern Iraq

At least 50 people have been killed and 80 injured in three suicide attacks claimed by ISIL in southern Iraq

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At least 50 dead in three suicide attacks in southern Iraq

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Three suicide attacks have killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 80 in southern Iraq.

Reportedly wearing security force uniforms and driving stolen army vehicles, the attackers targeted a police checkpoint and two restaurants on a highway using car bombs and suicide vests near the city of Nassiriya.

The so-called Islamic State group have claimed responsibility in a statement on their Amaq news agency. The ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim militant group said it had killed “dozens of Shi’ites”.

It’s thought that the death toll could rise because some of the wounded were in a critical condition.