The organization of jihadist islamic State has targeted a route used regularly by shi'a pilgrims.At least 52 people were killed and 91 ors injured in a double attack near Nassiryia, a city in south of Iraq, Thursday, 14 September. The balance sheet "could still increase because some of injured are in a critical state," said Abdel Hussein Al-Jabri, deputy director-general of health for province of Dhi Qar.
Claimed by group jihadist islamic State through his propaganda organ Aamaq, it is of attack, bloodiest since takeover of Mosul in early July.
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The first attack took place with an automatic weapon near a restaurant on a motorway at exit Nassiryya. The second, car bomb, targeted a checkpoint of security on this same highway, said Saad Maan, spokesman for ministry of interior.
This road is regularly used by pilgrims and visitors from neighbouring Iran, en route to holy cities of shia iraqi Najaf and Karbala, to north. This attack comes as Iraq has dealt a severe blow to EI in repossessing beginning of July, Mosul (north), country's second city, three years after his fall in hands of jihadists.