ISIS Takes Responsibility for Iraq Attack

by christineanderso

ISIS claimed responsibility for the action held yesterday in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, which is described as the biggest suicide attack in the last three years. At least 32 people died and 110 people were injured as a result of two bomb attacks targeting a market in the city.

The Bab al-Sharki area, where the explosions occurred, was the target of a similar attack in January 2018. In this attack three years ago, 27 people died.

Before the defeat of IS, such attacks were happening almost daily in the Iraqi capital, but there has not been such a massive attack since the end of 2017.

After yesterday’s suicide attacks, Iraqi officials made statements that IS might be responsible.

Colonel Wayne Marotto, a spokesperson for the US-led anti-ISIS coalition, said on his official Twitter account, “The attack reveals once again that terrorists have killed Iraqi citizens and harmed those seeking peace.”

In the news published by ISIS’s Amaq news agency broadcasting on Telegram, it was stated that ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in Baghdad and Shia Muslims were the target of the attack.

Despite being largely defeated, ISIS continues its activities in small groups.

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