伊拉克摩托车炸弹炸死四人与伊希斯有关

伊拉克摩托车炸弹炸死四人与伊希斯有关
Attacks in Iraq’s relatively stable Basra area have been rare in recent years

一种 bomb has killed four people in the southern Iraqi city of Basra in a rare attack that an 官方的 said bore the hallmarks of Isis.

The blast, near a major hospital in the predominantly Shiite Muslim city, was caused by a motorbike rigged with explosives, 这 军队 周二说, citing preliminary information.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility

“The blast carries fingerprints of Daesh (伊斯兰国),” Basra Governor Asaad al-Edani told reporters.

Bomb attacks in the relatively stable Basra area have been rarethe last major one was in 2017 – and claimed by Isis. The authorities have kept a tight grip on the area where the bulk of the OPEC member’s oil is produced and exported.

Policemen were collecting body parts from a minibus that was badly damaged by the blast, 一种 路透社 witness said. The street was covered with broken glass and blood. The governor announced three days of mourning.

“Today and after this terrorist act, the people of Basra must definitely be cautious and careful. Basra became unsafe today,” said Mohammed Ibrahim, a car mechanic whose workshop was near the blast site.

Police and hospital sources earlier said that 20 people had been wounded, in addition to the four fatalities.

Helped by a U.S.-led coalition and Iran-backed forces, Iraq declared victory over Isis in December 2017, after driving it from swathes of territory where it had declared a self-styled Islamic Caliphate.

But the militant group continues to carry out sporadic attacks, particularly in the north, where Isis briefly seized a village on Sunday before being driven out.

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