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Mon 7 Mar 2016 12:50 PM

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ISIL truck bomb kills 70, wounds at least 60, south of Baghdad

ISIL claimed responsibility for a suicide attack with an explosive-laden fuel tanker on an Iraqi police checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing at least 60 people and wounding more than 70, medical and security officials said.

ISIL truck bomb kills 70, wounds at least 60, south of Baghdad
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Responsibility was claimed in a posting on the website of the Amaq news agency, which supports the ultra-hardline Sunni group.

(Source: euronews YouTube channel)