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IS truck bomb kills 100 in Iraq

A suicide truck bomb killed about 100 people, most of them Iranian Shi’ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said.

JIHADIST attacks used to be focused on the Western nations – on the United States and Western Europe. The Islamic State carried out attacks in Paris, France, in November last year, killing some 130 people. Last March, the group carried out attacks in Brussels, Belgium, killing 30. American presidential candidate Donald Trump of the Republican Party was moved to call for a ban on the entry into the United States of all Muslim refugees.

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Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most of them in a busy shopping area as residents celebrated Ramadan, police and medical sources said on Sunday.

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