Death toll rises from "cowardly" Baghdad bombings

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Death toll rises from "cowardly" Baghdad bombings

Post by Guest on Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:36 am

BAGHDAD -- In Iraq, the death toll from devastating back-to-back market bombings carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) the previous day in eastern Baghdad climbed to 73 on Monday, officials said.

Even as relatives of that attack mourned, officials said a suicide bombing at a funeral north of Baghdad had killed at least 38 more people. Dozens more were reportedly wounded in the attack, which killed the leader of a powerful local Shiite militia in Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles north of the capital.

Some of those critically wounded in Sunday's attacks died overnight while 112 people remained in hospital, two police officials said. Also, at least five people were still missing after the blast that ripped through the crowded Mredi market in the Shiite district of Sadr City on Sunday, followed by a suicide bombing amid the crowd that had quickly gathered at the site to help the victims.

Three medical officials confirmed the latest death toll, which rose from the toll of 59 reported late Sunday. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Iraq's Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, called on security forces to "exert further efforts to prevent the terrorists from carrying out their crimes against innocent civilians."

And it continues where countless innocent people are being butchered by ISIS, you hav e the useful idiots who say we should not be bombing and targeting ISIS. Over the last couple of years from a lack of intervention has seen half a million casualties in Syria alone.
It proves inaction is about as useful as the people calling for it


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