Death toll rises to 40 in Baghdad suicide bombing

Baku: At least 40 people were killed after a suicide bomber attacked Sunni fighters as they gathered on Wednesday to receive their salaries south of Baghdad, RIA Novosti reported.

The blast also wounded 56 people, according to Sky News Arabia.

The attack on the fighters, known as Sahwa, happened near a military base in the Madain area.

As-Sahwa battalion fights against the Islamic State.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY