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Daesh terror attacks kill 50 in southern Iraq

Daesh terror attacks kill 50 in southern Iraq”

Abdel Hussein al Jabri, deputy health chief for Thi Qar, warned the number of dead could rise as numerous wounded were in a serious condition.

The area targeted is often used by Shia pilgrims and visitors from Iran on their way to the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala further north.

At a roadside restaurant near Nasiriya, the capital of the Dhiqar province, gunmen stormed inside the property and opened fire, Iraqi interior ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan told the BBC.

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Police were met with gunfire when they attempted to execute an arrest warrant on the suspects at dawn, according to the ministry. Security forces were exchanging fire with militants near the explosion site and managed to kill several of them, MENA said.

IS claimed responsibility for the attacks on the website for its news agency, Amaq.

Iraqi police officers inspect the remains of a vehicle used in a bomb attack in Nasiriyah city, about 350 km south of Baghdad, Iraq, 14 September 2017.

Both attacks happened on September 14 near the city of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq's Dhi Qar province. Mostly shi'ite and concentrating major part of oil production of country, region is strictly surrounded by security forces. Very minority, sunni community lives under control, includingshiite militias very strong in region.

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These attacks show once again resilience of islamic State.

The group's only other stronghold is Hawija, in Kirkuk province some 300 kilometres north of Baghdad. Iraqi forces are preparing to launch assault.

Jihadist militants carry out regular attacks in Iraq where Daesh has been losing ground to the government forces.

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