The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack by Belgian, French and Senegalese suicide bombers on an Iraqi border crossing with Jordan on Saturday, according to the U.S.-based SITE monitoring service.
“In a communique distributed on Twitter on April 25, 2015, Islamic State’s Anbar Province identified the three bombers as Abu Abdullah al-Beljiki, Abu Bakr al-Firansi and Abu Ja’far al-Senegali, and said they killed at least 40 soldiers,” SITE said.
Iraq’s Interior Ministry spokesman saoid three suicide car bombs attacked security forces at a border crossing with neighboring Jordan, causing casualties.
Brig. Gen. Saad Maan could not confirm how many people were killed or wounded at the Trebill border crossing.
Trebill is the only border crossing between the two neighboring countries and is in a remote desert area and leads to Iraq’s Anbar province.
Iraqi forces are battling militants from ISIS in Anbar.