Breaking News : ISIS Suicide Bomber in Iraq Kills Dozens at Soccer Game

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BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt at a soccer game in a town south of Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 31 people, including the town’s mayor, provincial police officials said. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack, in the town of Iskandariya in Babil Province, through the group’s affiliated news agency, Al Amaq. The attack, which also wounded at least 71 people, struck a large crowd gathered for a game sponsored by Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a powerful Shiite militia that has ties to Iran and has been at the forefront of fighting against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The mayor of Iskandariya was among the dead, along with an undetermined number of militia members, the police said.

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