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Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Suicide Bomb Attack Near Baghdad

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack south of Baghdad which killed at least 30 people and injured more than 60.

A suicide bomb attack in a football stadium south of Baghdad killed at least 41 people and injured more than 105.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd after a soccer game in a village near Iskandariya, around 40 km (25 miles) south Baghdad, provincial head of security Falah al-Khafaji said.

“They were just handing the trophy to the winners when the suicide attacker blew himself up in the crowd,” Al-Asriya, a police captain from the village said.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack, according to Amaq news agency which is linked to the militant group.

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(Image: Reuters)

Contributors: Damien Marcus, Amanda Hill

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