Iraqi police hold a captured Islamic State flag in Mosul (Reuters)
BAGHDAD - 14 September 2017: The Iraqi authorities announced Thursday that the death toll of twin terrorist attacks reached 60 people, while 80 others were wounded, Saudi-funded Al Arabiya TV news channel reported.
The twin attacks which took place in Nasiriyah in southern Iraq were claimed by terrorist Daesh group.
"Sixty people were killed, including Iranian citizens," said the director general of health in the province Jassem Al Khalidi.
A statement on the Amaq news agency, which supports Daesh, said the attacks were carried out by its suicide fighters who targeted a restaurant and a checkpoint, leaving dozens killed.