Suicide bomber kills at least 29 people in Iraq at soccer stadium


At least 29 people have been reportedly killed in Iraq after a suicide bomber attacked a soccer stadium.

The attack occurred 25 miles south of Baghdad in a village near Iskandariyah and up to 60 others have been injured.

In the stadium a tournament was said to be taking place between youth soccer teams when the suicide bomber struck. 

According to Agence France Presse via Yahoo news, the attack took place at 12 p.m. ET and causalities are continuing to arrive at local hospitals.

“They were just handing the trophy to the winners, the suicide attacker blew himself up in the crowd,” Al-Asriya, a police captain from the village said.

UPDATE: ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and have been carrying out suicide bombings in and around the Iraqi capital as government forces step up their battle against them in other areas in the north and west of the country.