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NASIRIYA, IRAQ (ALBOENEWS) — Reports are flooding in from AFP and other agencies regarding an attack in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya. The terrorist incident appears to have involved assailants using both guns and bombs to target both a police checkpoint and a restaurant. The current death toll is at 50 and appears likely to rise.

UPDATE 9:38AM ET: The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Reports indicate that suicide bombers were used.

Updates to come as more information is made available.

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