Friday, November 25, 2016

IS Truck Bomber Kills 56 at an Iraq Gas Station; Another 45 Wounded,Several Cars Catch on Fire

A truck bomb tore through a gas station south of Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 56 people -- including 20 Iranians -- in an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, the Times of Israel website reports today (November 25, 2016).

Police and hospital officials confirmed the toll and said another 45 people were wounded in the attack, which destroyed the gas station and set several cars on fire.

The IS group claimed the attack in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency, saying it was a suicide truck bomb.

Iraqi officials said the target of the attack appears to have been a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims heading home after taking part in a major Shiite religious observance in the Islamic holy city of Karbala.

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