ISIS claims responsibility of three suicide attacks in Iraq

  • At least 60 people were killed in three suicide attacks in Southern Iraq on Thursday. These three suicide attacks were later claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Militants used car bombs and suicide vests to target two restaurants and a police checkpoint near the city of Nassiriya. According to the officials, these suicide attacks are seen as an attempt to send a message to the Islamic followers that the group is still strong and can operate in other parts of Iraq, following its territorial losses. Attacks in Shi'ite south by ISIS are rare since the activity of ISIS is majorly concentrated in western and northern Iraq. As per the head of Nassiriya's health directorate, “the city hospital has received 50 bodies and the death toll could rise because some of the wounded were in critical condition.

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