60 killed in ISIS suicide truck bomb attack south of Baghdad
ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide truck bomb that has killed at least 60 people after it was detonated in the Hilla province, south of the Iraqi capital, according to police.
Iraqi officials say the death toll has risen to 60 people, which includes at least 39 civilians, as a fuel tanker blew up as it approached the main checkpoint north of Hilla, according to Reuters. More than 70 people have also been injured following the blast.
“It’s the largest bombing in the Hilla province to date,” Falah Al-Radhi, head of the provincial security committee told Reuters. “The checkpoint, the nearby police station were destroyed as well as some houses and dozens of cars.”
ISIS claimed responsibility on the Amaq
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