François Hollande, arrived in the morning even in Iraq, recalled the necessity to end terrorism in the country. The group islamic State has, through its propaganda agency Qama, claimed responsibility for the car bombing committed in Baghdad on Monday. Thirty-two people died in a neighborhood with a shiite majority in Baghdad. Most of the victims were day laborers who were waiting to be hired on a square of Sadr City, a neighborhood located in the north-east of the capital, where a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle. The sunni extremist group AR consider the shiites, a majority in Iraq, as “heretics” and the aim frequently in the middle of bomb attacks or car bomb.
Second attack in 48 hours
Photos of the site of the attack shared on social networks show a column of black smoke rising in the sky and people injured, some very seriously, in a train to be evacuated. According to a colonel of police, 17 people were killed and 39 others injured. But a new balance was quickly reported 32 dead.” This is the second attack that has caused so much bloodshed in Baghdad within 48 hours. Saturday, on the eve of the new year, a double attack claimed by the group islamic State (EI) in a crowded market in the city center killed 27 people and wounded dozens of others.
Iraq continues to be regularly hit by bomb attacks or car bomb. They are usually claimed by the group to jihadist sunni who considers the shi’a muslims, the majority in Iraq, as ” heretics “. The ARS has lost a good part of the territories it had conquered in 2014 in this country, but retains its stronghold of Mosul in the north of the country as the iraqi army tries to take it back with the help of a coalition of international anti-jihadist.