At least 91 people are dead this morning after a brutal attack by terror group ISIS. The attack, which took place in Baghdad’s busy shopping district Saturday night, left about 200 others severely wounded, according to police.
Two bombs located in a refrigerator truck were detonated in the central district of Karrada, where many people were out late, celebrating the Muslim fasting holiday of Ramadan.
This attack is believed to be in retaliation of a tactical move taken by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in which ISIS’ stronghold over the city was “dislodged.” According to NDTV:
“The attack is the deadliest since US-backed Iraqi forces last month scored a major victory when it dislodged ISIS from their stronghold of Falluja, an hour’s drive west of the capital.”
“Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had ordered the offensive after a series of deadly bombings in Baghdad, saying Falluja served as a launchpad for such attacks on the capital. However, bombings have continued.”
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) July 3, 2016
When the Prime Minister came to the bombing site this morning, he was met by angry citizens throwing rocks, shoes, water bottles, and anything else they could find to hurl at the leader.
— somaye morovati (@SomayeMorovati) July 3, 2016
ISIS has already claimed responsibility for the deadly act via the internet. That message said the attack was a suicide bombing.
Video courtesy of Twitter:
— RT (@RT_com) July 3, 2016
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