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74 dead, including 7 Iranians, in south Iraq attack: new toll

AFP  |  Nasiriya (Iraq) 

Gunmen and suicide car bombers killed at least 74 people, including seven Iranians, near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya today, an official said, giving an updated toll.

"There are now 74 deaths and 93 wounded," Abdel Hussein al-Jabri, deputy health chief for the mainly Shiite province of Dhiqar, said of the attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

That was up from the previous toll of 52 dead and 91 wounded in what was already the deadliest IS attack in Iraq since pro-forces drove the jihadists out of second city Mosul in July.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 00:13 IST