Iraqi bombings

This item appears on page 20 of the November 2017 issue.

Two suicide bombers struck the southern-Iraq city of Nasiriya on Sept. 14, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 80 others. 

The first bomber targeted a restaurant, detonating his suicide vest inside the establishment. He was dressed as a member of Hashd al-Shaabi, a militant Shia group that is allied with the Iraqi government in the fight against the Islamist militant group Daesh (ISIL). Shortly afterward, a car bomber targeted a nearby military checkpoint. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks.