37 dead including Iranians in twin attacks in south Iraq
At least 37 people including Iranians were killed after twin attacks took place in gun and car bomb attacks in south Iraq on Thursday.
Meanwhile, according to various social media, Iraqi police in Ziqar province said that more than 60 people were killed in attacks on a restaurant among which 30 were Iranians.
The first attack struck close to a restaurant while shortly afterwards a car bomb targeted a security checkpoint in the same area, officials said.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for twin attacks that killed at least 50 people in southern Iraq today. In a statement released by its propaganda arm Amaq, IS said several suicide bombers had staged the assault on a restaurant and a security checkpoint.