In the attack near Baghdad killed at least 11 people

Claudine Rigal
Mai 20, 2017

Two cars exploded near a police station.

At least three security members were killed and others wounded in two suicide vehicle bomb attacks targeting a security checkpoint in the Iraqi southern province of Basra, a police source said.

According to police, the attack was carried out near the police station.

The first attack targeted a police checkpoint in the neighborhood and moments later, the second blast hit a nearby street crowded with civilians, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has claimed similar bombings in the past.

Following around seven months of fighting between Iraqi forces and the Takfiri terrorists, Daesh militants have been removed from most of Mosul and are expected to make their last stand around the Grand al-Nuri Mosque.

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