Suicide Bomber Kills 65 people during football match

Suicide Bomber Kills 65 people during football match

A teenage ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd after a local football game in a village south of Baghdad, killing at least 65 people, police and medics said. ‘They were just handing the trophy to the winners, the suicide attacker blew himself up in the crowd,’ a police captain from the village, Al-Asriya, told AFP.

The police captain said more than 50 people were also wounded in the blast, near Iskandariyah, a town about 25 miles south of the capital. ISIS have claimed responsibility for the attack, releasing a photo of the young bomber, named only as Saifullah al-Ansari.

A source at Iskandariyah hospital confirmed the toll, warning that the casualties figure were preliminary and could rise. The medic told AFP that the attack took place around 7:00 pm with some source claiming that nearly 65 people were killed in the attack.

ISIS have reportedly claimed responsibility for the blast, having carried out a spate of attacks near Baghdad in recent months.

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