ISIL claims responsibility for deadly Basra car bomb

Extremist group takes responsibility for Monday’s deadly car-bombing that left at least 10 dead in Iraq's Basra province

ISIL claims responsibility for deadly Basra car bomb

World Bulletin / News Desk

The ISIL militant group has claimed responsibility for a car-bomb that killed 10 people Monday night in Iraq’s southern Basra province.

Pro-ISIL websites Tuesday published a statement in which the extremist group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, which shook western Basra’s Al-Zubair district.

Jabbar al-Saedi, head of security in Basra province, told Anadolu Agency on Monday that at least 10 people had been killed – and at least 25 injured – when the car-bomb went off in a crowded area.

Shia-majority Basra province is considered a significant commercial hub from which some 80 percent of the country’s oil exports are derived.

Meanwhile, no group has yet declared responsibility for two other car bombings that took place late Monday – in Diyala province and in northern Baghdad – that left more than 40 people dead and scores of others injured.

Iraq, especially capital Baghdad, has been wracked by almost daily violence since June of last year, when ISIL overran the northern city of Mosul – the country’s second largest city – before capturing additional territory in both Iraq and Syria.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ekim 2015, 15:55