ISIS bomber kills at least 30 people at Iraq football match

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A suicide bomber has killed at least 30 people and injured 95 others after blowing himself up at a football stadium south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

As reported by, it has been revealed that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the shocking attack. 

The blast took place at an amateur football match on Friday night, leaving the city of Iskandariya in complete shock. 


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The mayor, Ahmed Shaker, was one of at least 30 people to have died, while video footage, which you can see below, has since emerged. 

The footage shows trophies being handed out to players following the game, which is when the bomb suddenly explodes and the confusion and turmoil begins.

Following the blast, Ali Nashmi, an 18-year-old eyewitness, revealed that the suicide bomber cut through the crowd to blow himself up. 

Nashmi told the AFP news agency: "The suicide bomber cut through the crowd to approach the centre of the gathering and blew himself up as the mayor was presenting awards to the players.

20-year-old Haidar Kadhem also survived the blast and told how the events were 'just chaos'.

Kadhem stated: "I was maybe 50 metres from the spot. The blast was extremely loud.

"Most of the crowd were young people, I could see them strewn across the field, some dead, others wounded asking for help. It was just chaos."

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