Reuters: At least 82 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings, police and medics say
At least 82 people were killed and 200 injured in two bombings that hit Baghdad around midnight Saturday, nearly all of them in a blast targeting a busy shopping area as they celebrated Ramadan, police and medical sources said Sunday.
A refrigerator truck packed with explosives blew up in Karrada in central Baghdad, killing 80 people and injuring at least 200. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, in a statement circulated online by supporters of the ultra-hard line Sunni group. It said the blast was a suicide bombing.
Karrada was busy at the time as Iraqis eat out late during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which ends next week. Police said the toll could rise as more bodies could be lying under the rubble of devastated buildings.
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WNU Editor: In the above video the former Iraqi security adviser sums it up in a manner that many in the West refuse to say it publicly .... that the root and underlying cause of all of this violence .... from 9/11 on .... is this evil faith/radical ideology/militant Islam/Wahabism/etc. .... call it whatever you want ..... that has manifested itself into Al Qaeda/Islamic State/Boko Haram/etc.. Adn as long as this ideology exists, the violnce will continue.
More News On Today's Bombings In Baghdad
Iraqi officials: 91 people killed in 2 bombings in Baghdad -- AP
Baghdad bombing kills at least 82, Islamic State claims responsibility -- ABC Online
Iraq violence: IS bombing kills at least 79 in Baghdad -- BBC
Iraq: Baghdad bombings kill scores -- Al Jazeera
Isis claims responsibility for Baghdad car bombing that killed 78 -- The Guardian
IS-claimed Baghdad blast kills at least 75 -- AFP
83 killed as 2 blasts rip through Ramadan crowds at Baghdad shopping areas (PHOTOS, VIDEO) -- RT