BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber has exploded himself in a market east of the Shia holy city of Kerbala on Friday, killing at least 20 and wounding 25 others, Iraqi security sources said.
The Islamic State claimed the attack in the town of Musayab in a statement on its Amaq news agency.
According to HindustanTimes report, a woman detonated her explosive belt in a market east of the Shia holy city of Kerbala on Friday, killing at least 30 and wounding 35, Iraqi security sources said.<!–more–>
“A suicide bomber blew himself up in Musayyib market, causing 20 civilian martyrs,” an interior ministry spokesman said.
At least 34 other people were wounded in the attack in the centre of Musayyib, a town that lies about 60 kilometres (35 miles) south of the capital, a police officer and a medic at the local hospital said.
A source at Musayyib hospital said at least four of the wounded were in very serious condition following the blast, which rocked the market at around 11:30 am (0830 GMT).
The attack in Musayyib came hours after another, apparently failed attack in the Shiite shrine city of Karbala, a few kilometres (couple of miles) to the southwest.