At least 50 people were killed in two militant attacks in the South of Iraq, more than 80 were injured. It is reported Bi-bi-si.

According to the interior Ministry, the first attack occurred near the city of Nasiriyah is the capital of the Iraqi province of DHI QAR. There were armed people burst into a roadside cafe and have opened fire on visitors.

After some time at the nearest checkpoint car bomb exploded.

Local authorities have warned that the death toll could rise as many injured are in critical condition.

Responsibility for attack was assumed by the terrorist group Islamic state.

According to the Agency AFP, the attackers were disguised as soldiers Hashd SHAABI (of the people’s mobilization Forces) – the militia of Iraqi Shiites fighting on the side of the Iraqi government against ISIS.

In July of 2017, Iraqi troops recaptured from the is militants in the Mosul – a city that terrorists seized in 2014 and proclaimed its capital in Iraq. At the end of August was released the city of tall afar, which served as a strategic stronghold of the group in Iraq.

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Under the control of ISIS in Iraq remains a number of settlements near the Syrian border in Anbar province, known by the generic name El Edges.

See also: In Iraq are holding 1400 women and children of suspected militants




The victims of two attacks by militants in Iraq were at least 50 people 15.09.2017

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