September 14, 2017 / 2:10 PM / 3 months ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide attacks in southern Iraq: Amaq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed suicide attacks that killed at least 50 people and injured more than 80 in a southern Iraqi city on Thursday.

A statement on the Amaq news agency, which supports the hardline Sunni Muslim group, said the attacks carried out by the its suicide fighters targeted a restaurant and a checkpoint, killing “dozens of Shi‘ites”.

Reporting by Mohamed El Sharif and Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Gareth Jones

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