ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack south of Baghdad that has killed 60 people and left 70 others wounded this morning.
An explosive-laden tanker truck was detonated at an Iraqi police checkpoint at the entrance of the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad.
At least 60 people were killed in the blast, including 37 civilians.
The terrorist organisation confirmed their involvement in the deadly blast in a statement on a pro-ISIS news agency website.
‘A martyr’s operation with a truck bomb hit the Babylon Ruins checkpoint at the entrance of the city of Hilla, killing and wounding dozens,’ the statement on Amaq website said.
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