IS truck bomb in Iraq sows carnage among Shiite pilgrims

Iraqi forces inspect the scene of a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group that targeted Shiite pilgrims returning from the Arbaeen commemoration in KarbalaA suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 70 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad, as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul from the jihadists. The attack took place near a village called Shomali, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) southeast of Baghdad. IS, which is fighting to defend its Mosul stronghold in northern Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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