In Iraq, Islamic State group claims it bombed Sunni suburb of mostly Shiite city of Basra

October 6, 2015 7:43 AM

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BAGHDAD – The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Iraq's southern, predominantly Shiite city of Basra that killed at least 10 people the day before.

IS says in a statement posted on a Twitter account linked to the group that it carried out Monday's attack in Basra's southwest suburb of al-Zubair, targeting Shiites. The Sunni-dominated al-Zubair is located 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of Basra.

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