Iraq

Car Bomb Southern Baghdad Claims 27 Martyrs, Dozens of Injured

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A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged Humvee armored vehicle near security forces and south of Baghdad, killing 27 and injuring dozens, an officer and a doctor said Monday.

The blast took place on the northern edge of Jurf al-Sakhr, a large area south of the capital, where the government announced it retook the strategic town of the same name from the ISIL terrorist group over the weekend.

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