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>> At least 31 dead and 35 wounded when a female suicide bomber hit this crowded market in the Iraqi town of Musayab, that's according to security sources who say it happened around the same time another woman hit a bus station in nearby Kerbala wounding four more. One source telling Reuters the assailant had the bomb hidden under a full body veil.
The attack's been claimed by Islamic State. Kerbala is a holy city for Shiite Islam, and although the attacks hit about 50 miles south of capital Baghdad, they come as much further in the country's north IS, which is comprised of hard line Sunnis, teeters on the brink of losing its last Iraqi stronghold.
They're battling a coalition of government and militia fighters backed by US air power and special forces. The coalition says the city has already been lost to the jihadists remnants surviving on borrowed time, but as they've lost territory reports have surfaced of them moving underground again. Operating in cells as they did before carving out parts of Iraq and Syria.
Returning to attacks like this as their Khalifat crumbles.