Iraq car bomb attack
Iraq car bomb attackReuters

Update, 6:12 pm: The Islamic State group reportedly took the responsibility for the suicide bomb attack at a checkpoint outside Hilla city in Iraq Sunday, in which several people were killed.

According to Associated Press, the toll in the suicide bombing reached 47, including 39 civilians and members of security forces.

Earlier AFP reported that the attack was carried out by militants in a car, however, Reuters reports that the militants exploded a truck at the checkpoint, citing Amaq news agency, which is linked to the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS.

"A martyr's operation with a truck bomb hit the Babylon Ruins checkpoint at the entrance of the city of Hilla, killing and wounding dozens," Reuters cited a statement on the Amaq website.

"It's the largest bombing in the province to date... The checkpoint, the nearby police station were destroyed as well as some houses and dozens of cars," head of the provincial security committee Falah al-Radhi told Reuters.

Original Story:

At least 29 people were reportedly killed in a suicide car bomb attack at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Iraqi city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, on Sunday. 

"Twenty-nine people were killed and 47 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack targeting the main checkpoint north of Hilla," Agence-France Presse quoted a police lieutenant as saying.

At least 11 injured people are in a serious condition, a doctor at a hospital in Hilla said.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

As many as 50 people were killed and another 150 injured in a suicide attack at a checkpoint outside Hilla in March 2014.