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37 dead including Iranians in twin Iraq attack: new toll

AFP  |  Nasiriyah (Iraq) 

At least 37 people including Iranians were killed today in twin gun and car bomb attacks in southern Iraq, according to a new toll.

Another 87 people were wounded in the attacks near Nasiriyah, the capital of Dhiqar province, said senior provincial health official Jassem al-Khalidi.

The first attack struck close to a restaurant while shortly afterwards a car bomb targeted a security checkpoint in the same area, officials said.

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 18:48 IST