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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