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Dhi Qar bombings death toll rises to 59, 96 wounded: Interior Ministry

Twin bombing in Dhi Qar

Iraqi police say that the death toll from twin bombings in Dhi Qar Province has amounted to 59 while 96 have been injured, The Baghdad Post reported.


Two attacks targeted Dhi Qar Province on Thursday, one of them was a car bombing, security officials and eyewitnesses said.


The car bombing occurred near a security checkpoint in the province, police spokesman, Saad Maan said in a statement.


Dhi Qar is a relatively peaceful province, but it has recently seen a rise in bombings that killed dozens of civilians and police personnel.