31 killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a gathering of Shia Muslims in Baghdad

Key details: 15/10/2016 from HongKong -55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shi’ite Muslim gathering, and the members of the gathering are opposed to IS. -Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in an online statement.   IRAQ: At least 31 killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a gathering of Shia Muslims in Baghdad.https://t.co/DJMb7K7UrL — Conflict News (@Conflicts) October 15, 2016   Assessment: This bomb attack can be regarded as a protest or a threat from the IS since it has lost its territory to the US-backed Iraqi government forces and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias. In addition, the Islamic[…]

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Car bombing in Baghdad Mall

Key details: 10/09/2016 from Hong Kong -2 Bomb attacks in Baghdad Mall caused 11 death and 29 injuries -ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks through an online statement -Suicide bombers detonated a car bomb and an explosive belt respectively #IS claims twin bomb attacks at #Baghdad mall https://t.co/v6gUfhMS93 pic.twitter.com/V1hK7wuorp — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 10, 2016 Assessment: The reason behind ISIS attacking this mall in Baghdad is not only because of the crowd but also because of Muslims going there in preparation for the celebration of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. This implies that this bombing acted by ISIS is not solely for attacking[…]

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Suicide Bombing: Baghdad

Key Details: 25/07/2016 Another suicide bombing commuted by ISIS killed at least 21 people in northern Baghdad. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on the Shiite neighborhood of Kadhimiya, where more than 35 people were injured, according to Iraqi security officials. IS media released the claim. Sunday’s attack came few weeks after the truck terror attack in the busy shopping district that led to almost 300 people being killed. The bomb-laden truck clashed into a building housing a coffee shop and stores around midnight, when the streets were full with people who had been gathering after breaking their Ramadan fasts. ISIS claimed responsibility for the[…]

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