Islamic State claims attack near Shi'ite holy city, at least 20 dead

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt in a market east of the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala on Friday, killing at least 20 and wounding 25.

FILE: An Islamic State flag. Picture: AFP

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt in a market east of the Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala on Friday, killing at least 20 and wounding 25, Iraqi security sources said.

Islamic State claimed the attack in the town of Musayab, in a statement on its Amaq news agency.

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