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Islamic State claims responsibility for Iraq bus bombing that killed 12

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By Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for a bus bombing that killed 12 people near the Iraqi city of Kerbala, the Amaq news agency reported on Saturday.

Iraqi security services said on Friday that 12 people were killed and several others wounded when a bus bombing occurred near the holy city south of Baghdad.

Two police spokesmen in the area said an explosive device planted on the bus detonated at a northern entrance to the city, setting fire to the vehicle.

(Reporting by Hesham Elsaba and Ahmed Tolba; Editing by Hugh Lawson)