ISIS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad

 

SOURCE BBC

At least 125 people have been killed and about 150 injured in an explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.

A car bomb exploded on a busy street in the central district of Karrada late on Saturday.

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The mainly Shia area was busy with shoppers late at night because it is the holy month of Ramadan.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was met by angry crowds while visiting the scene of the blast on Sunday.

 

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Firefighters and civilians gather at the site of the suicide car bombing claimed by ISIS. (photo credit- BBC)

A second bomb also exploded at about midnight in a predominantly Shia area north of the capital, killing another five people.

The bombing in Karrada is the deadliest in Iraq this year.

It comes a week after Iraqi security forces recaptured the city of Falluja from Islamic State (IS) militants.

Authorities say the city was used as a launch pad for attacks on Baghdad.

 

Source: BBC NEWS

6 Responses to ISIS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad

  1. Shane Paul Castillo
    Shane Paul Castillo July 3, 2016 at 11:32 am

    you at first i thought this was city centre mall

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  2. Samud Ali
    Samud Ali July 3, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    one that destabilizes countries by removing or murdering elected leaders or leaders who had the power to keep things stable and then opening the door for chaos

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  3. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty July 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    What you’re witnessing in the world today is the dichotomy of the human character because we as have human beings have potential to do good as well as evil, but some of us have chosen to elected evil over good. And no matter how we endeavour to relegate and dismiss the Bible as a book of inventive imagination, it is being manifested right before our very eyes with respect to what is taking on the International scene.

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  4. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty July 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    What you’re witnessing in the world today is the dichotomy of the human character because we as have human beings we have the potential to do good as well as evil, but some of us have chosen to elected evil over good. And no matter how we endeavour to relegate and dismiss the Bible as a book of inventive imagination, it is being manifested right before our very eyes with respect to what is taking on the International scene. So the question for the human race is as follow: how do we regain our sense of humanity, and a respect for the sanctity of human life? Because from all accounts the animal kingdom seems to cohabiting in a more civilized state than the human race these days. The empathy we ought have for our fellow human being, irrespective of class, colour, creed, political and sexual orientation, no longer united us as a human race.

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