Suicide bombings against Iraqi forces kill at least 20

Iraqi security forces with people gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Basra. (Reuters)

More than 20 people were killed on Monday in Iraq, most in suicide attacks targeting members of Shiite militias and military forces, security officials said.

One bomber targeted a joint police and army checkpoint in north Baghdad, while two others struck pro-government paramilitaries on a street in Mishahada, north of the capital, and in a restaurant in Nasiriyah in southern Iraq.

ISIS, which controls territory in northern and western Iraq, claimed in statements on its Amaq news agency several of these attacks, which also wounded more than 60.

(With AFP)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50