Death toll from motorbike bomb blast in southern Iraq rises to 3

The site of a motorbike bomb explosion that targeted a marketplace in Babil governorate

Babil ( – The death toll from a motorcycle bomb explosion that took place in the southern Iraqi province of Babil on Friday rose to three, a security source said.

The attack left 34 people wounded, the source told privately-owned website Gilgamish Saturday.

A booby-trapped motorcycle went off Friday morning near a shop in Musayyib district in Babil province.

The defeated Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for the attack.

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