Car bombings kill 50 people across Iraq

Three car bomb attacks kill at least 50 and injure dozens of others in Iraq

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Mourners pray near coffins, draped with Iraqi flags, of victims killed in a suicide attack in Baghdad

A series of car bombings across Iraq killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others on Monday.

The most deadly bombing took place in the town of Khalis in Iraq’s eastern Diyala Province, which was liberated in January by government forces, causing the deaths of 35 people and injuring 74 others.

In the southern Basra Province a car bomb also exploded in a crowded district in the town of Zubair killing at least 10 people and wounding 24 others.

More than five people were killed and another 17 injured after a car bomb went off in the northeastern province of Husseiniya on Monday.

ISIS has carried out car and suicide bomb attacks across Iraq, especially in Baghdad. However, this time the group has claimed responsibility only for the attack which took place in Basra.

It posted a statement on social media reading, "The soldiers of the caliphate managed to detonate a parked car bomb amidst a gathering of polytheist Rafidha [referring to Shiite Muslims] in Basra."

According to the latest reports of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), 717 people were killed and another 1,216 were injured in Iraq in acts of terrorism and violence in September alone.

TRTWorld and agencies