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

Published: 11:45 PM, September 14, 2017

BAGHDAD - 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". REUTERS