Islamic State claims suicide bombing on football stadium in Iraq that killed 29


March 26, 2016

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a soccer stadium south of the Iraqi capital on Friday, killing 29 people and wounding 60, security officials said, as the military announced new gains on the ground against the Islamic State group.

The bombing took place during a match in the small stadium in the city of Iskanderiyah, 50 kilometres from Baghdad, the officials said. Medical officials confirmed the death toll. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to the press.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack via a statement posted online, SITE intelligence group, a monitoring organisation, reported.

 

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Source: Sky News.