Suicide bomb kills 20 people in Iraq
June 9, Baghdad: Over 20 people have been killed and 34 wounded after a suicide bomber went off at a market in the Iraqi town of Musayyib, south of,Baghdad.
According to the Police, a suicide bomber blew himself up in Musayyib market, causing 20 civilian martyrs.A police officer and a medic at a local hospital said at least 34 people had been wounded in the blast.
The attack took place just hours after a bomb exploded in the holy city of Karbala, just east of Musayyib, wounding several.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) armed group claimed the attacks in a statement on its Amaq website.
Less than two weeks ago, two blasts in the space of 12 hours ripped through Baghdad, killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 100 others. ISIL claimed responsibility for the first suicide car bomb attack, which took place in the district of Karrada.
Iraqi commanders say the offensive, which recently entered its eighth month, will mark the end of ISIL in Iraq, but concede the group will likely increase attacks in the wake of military defeats.
The Oslo Times International News Network