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Iraq: Death toll in IS-claimed stadium bombing climbs to 41

Iraqi officials say the death toll from a suicide bombing at a football stadium that was claimed by the Islamic State group has climbed to 41.

world Updated: Mar 26, 2016 15:09 IST
People inspect the aftermath of a suicide bombing at a football field in Iskandariya, Iraq.
People inspect the aftermath of a suicide bombing at a football field in Iskandariya, Iraq.(AP Photo)

Iraqi officials say the death toll from a suicide bombing at a football stadium that was claimed by the Islamic State group has climbed to 41, with another 105 people wounded.

The security and public health officials provided the updated toll on Saturday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to brief reporters.

The bombing took place on Friday during a match in the small stadium in the city of Iskanderiyah, 30 miles (50 kilometres) from the capital, Baghdad.

IS claimed the attack ans said it had targeted Shia militiamen.

The extremist group has lost ground in recent months in Iraq and Syria but has struck back with a series of large attacks targeting civilians. IS claimed this week’s attacks in Brussels, which killed more than 30 people.