3 dead, dozens wounded after explosion near Shiite mosque in Iraq

A motorbike rigged with explosives went off close to a Shiite mosque south of the capital Baghdad, killing 3 folks and wounding 34, Iraqi safety officers stated Saturday..

The officers stated the blast came about the former night on a business boulevard within the village of Mussayyib. They spoke on situation of anonymity in keeping with laws.

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The Islamic State staff claimed accountability for the assault, announcing it centered “gatherings of Shiites” close to a Shiite mosque.

Iraq declared victory towards IS in past due 2017, however the staff continues to hold out assaults thru sleeper cells, specifically within the nation’s north.

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Iraq’s army introduced it began a brand new operation early Saturday concentrated on IS hideouts and sleeper cells in western Anbar province.

The army stated the operation goals to “seek and transparent” huge wasteland spaces within the province that borders Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria.

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