Iraq violence: IS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad

Jul 5, 2016

By BBC News

At least 125 people have been killed and about 150 injured in an explosion claimed by the so-called Islamic State group in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.

A car bomb exploded on a busy street in the Karrada district late on Saturday.

The mainly Shia area was busy with shoppers late at night because it is the holy month of Ramadan.

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi was met by angry crowds while visiting the scene on Sunday. He later declared three days of national mourning.

A second bomb also exploded at about midnight in a predominantly Shia area north of the capital, killing another five people.

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One comment on “Iraq violence: IS bombing kills 125 Ramadan shoppers in Baghdad”

  • Ramadan: Worst brutal “holiday” EVER. One month of excruciating torture for no reason whatsoever. The epitome of severe brainwashing.

    “You have to respect my religion!!!!”

    No fuckin way!!!!

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