At least 20 dead as IS claim suicide attack in south of Baghdad

MENA

Published: 2017-06-09 13:03

Last Updated: 2017-06-09 17:06


At least 20 have been killed when a suicide bomber targeted a market in Musayyib.
At least 20 have been killed when a suicide bomber targeted a market in Musayyib.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a market in the town of Musayyib, south of Baghdad, on Friday killing at least 20 people, Reuters reports.

"There are 11 dead and 17 wounded from a suicide attack targeting civilians in a market in the centre of Musayyib," a police lieutenant told AFP.

The so-called Islamic State claimed the attack in the town of Musayab, in a statement on its Amaq news agency.