Iraq: 8 killed, 15 injured as Muslim terrorist blows himself up at crowded market
At least 8 people were murdered and 15 injured by a Muslim terrorist in a suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, in a market in the Shia area of Sadr City district.
The terror attack occurred at around 9.00 PM at a time when Iraqis broke their Ramadan fast and took to the streets.
“A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up close to stalls at the crowded Jamila market,” said a senior police officer, who asked not to be named.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack.
Although Iraq declared a military defeat against ISIS in December 2017, the terror group continues to carry out terror attacks in formerly liberated areas like Mosul, which it once declared its de-facto capital and even places it never controlled like the nation’s capital of Baghdad.
On late Wednesday, Muslim terrorists believed to be affiliated with ISIS murdered five members of a family when they attacked their house near Mosul.