IS claims triple blast
THREE suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State have killed at least 50 people in southern Iraq and wounded more than 80, a health official and police sources say.
Wearing security force uniforms and driving stolen army vehicles, the attackers blew up a police checkpoint and two restaurants on a highway near the city of Nasiriyah, using car bombs and suicide vests, the sources said. IS claimed responsibility. IS activity is usually concentrated in western and northern Iraq.