Saturday, 18 November, 2017

'Iranian pilgrims' among 50 dead in Islamic State-claimed Iraq blast

Iraq holding hundreds of foreign IS women near Mosul 'Iranian pilgrims' among 50 dead in Islamic State-claimed Iraq blast
Saul Franklin | 15 September, 2017, 00:42

Iraqi police officers inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack in Nasiriyah city, about 350 km south of Baghdad, Iraq, 14 September 2017.

Iraqi and Kurdish security officials say the Sunni militants are likely to wage a guerrilla war in Iraq after their self-proclaimed caliphate in Mosul collapsed.

"We expect more alike terrorist operations in future".

Daesh is an Arabic acronym for Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS.

A auto bomb in the same area targeted a security checkpoint shortly afterwards, according to interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan.

At least 50 are dead and 80 injured in the bombings and shooting claimed by Isis. In short statement released by its propaganda organ Qama, organization wrote that several suicide bombers participated in this attack, which killed " dozens of shiites ".

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Another 50 people were wounded in one of the attacks close to a restaurant near Nasiriyah, said a senior provincial health official, Jassem al-Khalidi.

Earlier the source put the dead toll at seven, including three Iranians, and said 20 others were wounded by the two attacks.

The attack, deadliest occurred at a restaurant in south-west of Nassiryya.

Masked jihadists, wearing uniforms of Shi'ite units Popular Mobilization Forces, entered a restaurant - after one of them activated explosive device in his suicide west, the other attackers opened fire on visitors, Reuters reported.

Security sources said forces were placed on alert in most of the southern provinces, including the oil city of Basra, in case of similar attacks.

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