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Weekend Bombing in Iraq Kills 61, Injures 95

03-07-2016

Islamic terrorists targeted a security checkpoint 60 miles south of Baghdad Sunday, killing at least 61 people, 52 of them citizens and the rest security forces, Iraqi officials said.

The bomb-laden truck, which exploded near an entrance to the city of Hillah, injured an additional 95 people.

In an online statement that could not be verified, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack, the third attack against Iraqi security forces and its Shiite majority in just over a week.

Last month, terror attacks killed more than 170 people.

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