Suicide bombing by ISIS in Baghdad claims 73
BAGHDAD: At least 73 people were killed and 112 wounded in twin suicide bombing by ISIS in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad.
Police claimed that the incident occurred in a mobile phone market and the suicide bombers were riding motorcycles that blew themselves up in the crowd.
ISIS claimed the responsibility in a statement “Our swords will not cease to cut off the heads of the rejectionist polytheist, wherever they are.”
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi condemned the attacks and claimed that it is the response of ISIS recent defeats.
He said “This gang targeted civilians after it lost the initiative and its dregs fled the battlefield before our proud fighters.”
A local news agency claimed that IS has launched an operation in Abu Gharib which is 15 miles away from the centre of Baghdad.
The news also shared a video of the operation and claimed that next target will be International Airport.
A security analyst Jasim al-Bahadi said “Government forces must do a better job repelling attacks launched by Daesh. What happened today could be a setback for the security forces.”
A suicide attack was also reported in the series of attack when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi’ite Muslim funeral hall in the eastern province of Diyala which killed at least 14 people.
No one claimed the responsibility of the attack yet.