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Islamic State claims Iraq car bomb that killed nearly 60

Islamic State have claimed responsibility for two explosions in Diyala province on Monday night that killed nearly 60 people and wounded over 100 others. 

The group claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement on Twitter.

Diyala province sits in the east of Iraq and borders Iran, in January of this year, Iraqi forces drove out insurgents, but militants have remained active in the area.

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These attacks come less than a month after another bombing by the group which claimed more than 100 lives and triggered riots by mourners.

Currently the security forces are focusing their efforts in fighting Islamic State in Anbar province.

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