Death toll reaches 50 in twin attacks in southern Iraq

At least 50 killed over 80 injured in twin attacks in south Iraq- media

One attacker detonated his explosive vest inside the restaurant, south-west of Nassiriya, while three to four other attackers opened fire at the people inside, police sources said.

Iraqi Interior Ministry Spokesman Saad Maan also said a auto bomb in the same area targeted a security checkpoint shortly afterwards.

According to Reuters, the attackers disguised themselves as members of security forces and drove stolen army vehicles.

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It said several suicide bombers had staged the assault on a restaurant and a security checkpoint, killing "dozens of Shiites".

More than 80 people were injured in the attacks, many of them seriously, and the death toll could rise, health officials said.

The area targeted is used by pilgrims and visitors from neighbouring Iran headed for the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala further north, although Dhiqar has previously been spared the worst of the violence. With loss of its territories in Iraq, ARS should focus on those actions of guerrilla and multiply attacks against population and security forces.

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IS claimed responsibility for the attacks on the website for its news agency, Amaq. It occurs in aftermath of a visit of iraqi prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi, in province of Dhi Qar, in particular, to Nasiriyya.

The toll makes it the deadliest Daesh attack in Iraq since pro-government forces drove the extremists out of second city Mosul in July.

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