At least nine people have been killed in a car bombing claimed by Isis in Baghdad as the takfiris continues its bloody insurgency.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - At least nine people have been killed in a car bombing claimed by Isis in Baghdad as the takfiris continues its bloody insurgency.
A suicide bomber targeted a Shia Muslims in the Iraqi capital's Karrada district on Monday evening, detonating a vehicle laden with explosives near a hospital.
Witnesses said the blast hit near the site of another attack by the so-called Islamic State that killed 324 people in July in one of the deadliest atrocities since the start of the Iraq war in 2003.
Isis' propaganda agency said it targeted a "group of Shiites [Shias]" - a faction of Muslims the Wahhabi terrorist group regards as apostates.
Hospital sources said 20 people were also wounded in the blast and there were fears the death toll could rise as recovery operations continued.
In neighbouring Syria on Monday, Isis claimed responsibility for four bombs that killed more than 40 people in the government-controlled cities of Tartous, Homs, Damascus countryside, as well as the Kurdish stronghold of Hasakah.
Analysts have described car bombings as one of the terrorist group’s most tried tactics to regain momentum, aiming to inflict mass casualties, kill as many Shia as possible, provoke fear and unrest and turn all factions against the Iraqi government.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq says a total of 691 Iraqis were killed and another 1,016 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in August.