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Wed May 11, 2016, 07:34 AM

At least 63 killed in Baghdad market car bomb attack

Source: The Guardian

A car bomb has ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shia neighbourhood of Baghdad, killing at least 63 people and wounding dozens of others in an attack swiftly claimed by Islamic State.

Shortly after the explosion, one of the deadliest in the Iraqi capital for months, the Sunni extremist group said it was responsible. Isis said the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, but Iraqi officials denied that.

A pickup truck packed with explosives went off at rush hour near a beauty salon in a bustling outdoor market in the Sadr City district. Many of the victims were women, including several brides who appeared to be getting ready for their weddings, police and hospital sources told Reuters.

The bodies of two men said to be grooms were found in an adjacent barber shop. Wigs, shoes and childrenís toys were scattered on the ground outside. At least two cars were destroyed in the explosion, their parts scattered far from the blast site.


Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/11/baghdad-car-bomb-kills-dozens-sadr-city

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muriel_volestrangler May 2016 OP
Botany May 2016 #1
Feeling the Bern May 2016 #2
Botany May 2016 #3
hibbing May 2016 #5
MowCowWhoHow III May 2016 #4
Doctor_J May 2016 #6
Eugene May 2016 #7

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 07:58 AM

1. Total # of suicide car bombs in Iraq prior to w & Cheney's war was zero.

Mission Accomplished

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Wed May 11, 2016, 08:59 AM

2. Daesh is all that asshole's fault for creating poverty and a power vaccum

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #2)

Wed May 11, 2016, 09:10 AM

3. The French tried to warn us prior to the 2003 war

They said that a war in Iraq would destabilize the region and the world might
be worse off after we started a war in Iraq and they were right. And how did
the right wing in American respond to France's warning prior to the 2003 war?
FREEDOM FRIES.

F*****g w did not know that Shia and Sunni Muslims were different less then 2
months before he started his unneeded war and then Ambassador Bremer sent
Iraqi army home (mostly Sunni) and some of them became al Qaeda in Iraq
(Saddam used to shoot al Qaeda on the spot) and al Qaeda in Iraq morphed into
ISIS.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Wed May 11, 2016, 10:07 AM

5. Freedoms Fries n/t

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 09:30 AM

4. Ten killed in two more Baghdad bomb attacks: police

#BREAKING Ten killed in two more Baghdad bomb attacks: police
https://twitter.com/AFP/status/730396435292815360

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 01:19 PM

6. Time for another surge

 

A surge of voting out everyone who thought intervention in the middle east was/is a good idea

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 06:27 PM

7. New headline at OP link: Car bomb attacks in Baghdad kill at least 90

Source: The Guardian

Car bomb attacks in Baghdad kill at least 90

Islamic State claims responsibility for largest blast, in Sadr City, as two
other Shia neighbourhoods also targeted


Martin Chulov
Wednesday 11 May 2016 17.30 BST

A string of car bomb attacks across Baghdad has killed at least 90 people, making it the Iraqi capitalís deadliest day this year.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the largest blast, at a marketplace in the Shia neighbourhood of Sadr City, which killed at least 63 people.

Two other blasts targeted the Shia neighbourhoods of Kadhimiya, in the north of the city, the site of one of the main Shia Islamic shrines, and Hurriya.

Despite the resurgence of Isis in areas outside the capital, the frequency of attacks in Baghdad has slowed over the past year. But Isis continues to demonstrate that it can still launch coordinated campaigns in sensitive areas of the city despite a massive security presence.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/11/baghdad-car-bomb-kills-dozens-sadr-city

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