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