Car bombs target Baghdad shopping districts, 126 dead

 
Related

Venezuela crisis: Venezuela s hospitals reduced to wartime conditions

El despacho de Luchi
876 points

Democrats' diverse interns respond to Paul Ryan's Speaker Selfie

El despacho de Luchi
570 points



Most recent

¿Un dinosaurio clonado en China?

Henri Monzó Catalá
18 points

El agujero de ozono antártico se hace más grande por un vórtice polar estable

Henri Monzó Catalá
366 points

Waya Guajira: Turismo social en todo su esplendor

Tecnologia
10 points

Retiro Argentina "Marta y Maria"

Miguel Alderete Garrido
48 points

Herir por La Palabra

Miguel Alderete Garrido
40 points

"ENCUENTRO ENTRE DOS MUNDOS"

PENSAMIENTO LIBRE
68 points

¡Crea tu propio huerto de vegetales en casa!

Ximena.oz
22 points

MISION DEL EJÉRCITO EN TIEMPOS DE PAZ

Carlos Eduardo Lagos Campos
22 points

9 consejos para apostar de manera segura en temporadas deportivas

Familia sana
6 points

TETRA PAK: LA IMPORTANCIA DE LA SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA

Ximena.oz
18 points
SHARE
TWEET
"Iraq's capital was once again the scene of bloody carnage this weekend, with two separate car bombs killing at least 126 people.

Car bombs target Baghdad shopping districts, 126 dead

The first detonation occurred Saturday on a busy shopping street in the central Baghdad neighborhood of Karrada, killing 125 people -- including 25 children -- and wounding 147 others, police said.

Firefighting crews pulled injured and trapped people from adjacent buildings damaged in the massive blast, including a coffee shop, stores and a gym.

The second bomb exploded at an outdoor market in the Shaab neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad, killing one person and wounding five others, police said.

The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Karrada attack in a statement posted on Twitter. The group claimed it was targeting Shiite neighborhoods. Karrada and Shaab are predominately Shiite.

"This is a cowardly and heinous act of unparalleled proportions, to target peaceful civilians in the closing days of the holy month of Ramadan including shoppers preparing for the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday," Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, said in a statement Sunday.

"This shows Daesh's wanton intentions to kill, maim and demoralize," he added, using the Arabic language acronym for the terror group.


Is ISIS losing the war?

Meanwhile, amateur videos posted on social media showed what appeared to be angry residents throwing objects at the convoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Karrada.

"Thief!" and "get out!" protesters were heard yelling, as Abadi and other officials attempted to survey the bomb damage. Many are angry at the government's apparent inability to maintain security in the capital.


Recent surge

Baghdad has witnessed a surge in the number of deadly car bomb attacks in recent weeks, with ISIS claiming responsibility for many of them.

One of the deadliest incidents occurred in Sadr City on May 17, when a car packed with explosives detonated killing at least 24 people and wounding 71 others, according to security officials.

That was followed by two more explosions in the al-Shaab neighborhood in the north of the capital, which killed at least 19 people and wounded another 44. A female suicide bomber may have been responsible for one of the blasts, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said."

Please share.

Fuente: edition.cnn.com
SHARE
TWEET
To comment you must log in with your account or sign up!
Featured content