Three Iranians among seven dead in twin attacks in south Iraq

Isis said it had killed “dozens of Shia” in a suicide attack near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya yesterday

Isis said it had killed “dozens of Shia” in a suicide attack near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya yesterday

Another 50 people were wounded in one of the attacks close to a restaurant near Nasiriyah, said a senior provincial health official, Jassem al-Khalidi.

Security sources said the attackers were disguised as members of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary units which have fought alongside the army and police against the terror groups.

Numerous wounded were in serious condition, he told AFP.

That was followed by blasts caused by two suicide bombers, including one driving a auto full of explosives, Thi Qar governor Yahya al Nassiri said.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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Police sources said some police officers had died in the checkpoint attack, but the toll from that incident remained unclear.

Iraqi and Kurdish security officials say the Sunni militants are likely to wage a guerrilla war in Iraq after their self-proclaimed caliphate in Mosul collapsed.

According to latest reports by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), 297 Iraqi civilians were killed and injured in terrorist attacks and armed conflicts during ِAugust. After you have lost Mosul, second largest city of Iraq, in July, and Tal Afar, to end of month of August, organization does not control more than two fiefs: Hawija, about 300 km north of Baghdad, and three places in desert of Anbar, bordering Syria: Al-Qaïm, Rawa and Anna.

In addition, any military offensive in Hawija is expected to be postponed due to a planned referendum on Kurdish independence on September 25.

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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