ISIS militants claim responsibility for truck bomb that killed more than 80 people south of Baghdad

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a truck bomb at a gas station south of Baghdad that left at least 80 people dead.

The blast ripped through a station in the village of Shomali, 120 kilometers (75 miles) south-east of Baghdad and 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Karbala.

The attack targeted buses filled with Shiite pilgrims returning from Karbala for the Shiite religious holiday of Arbaeen, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command told the AFP news agency. At least 10 Iranian nationals were killed in the attacks, which also wounded at least 32 people.

Source: /Newsweek