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Suicide bombers attack Baghdad market

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/21/21, 05:13 pm

A terrorist gathered shoppers and bystanders around him by pretending to be ill, then detonated an explosives-laden belt on Thursday in the Iraqi capital. A second attacker set off another bomb minutes later. Iraqi officials said 32 people died and 110 were wounded, some critically.

Which terror group is responsible? A spokesman for the coalition forces in Iraq said Islamic State (ISIS) carried out the attack. The U.S.-led coalition recently ceased combat activities in Iraq and is gradually drawing down its troop presence, sparking fears of an ISIS resurgence. The terror group still maintains a presence in northern Iraq, three years after Iraq declared victory over the group. A suicide bombing last rocked Baghdad’s major commercial district in 2018.

Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s report on an Iranian-backed militia’s assault on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad just over a year ago.


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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 01/22/2021 03:19 pm

    Why do gov'ts claim victory over ISIS? This is an ongoing war just like every war in the Middle East. 

    We have our own wars going on now with the continuance of Antifa.

    Soon we will have ISIS here to carry out explosions and stabbings just like in other countries with open borders.

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