Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Iraq: Suicide bomber in Baghdad kills 15, injures 40.

(BAGHDAD) A suicide bomber driving a truck filled with explosives attacked a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing at least 15 people and wounding 45 others, Iraqi officials said. Three police officers were among the dead and several were wounded, but most of the victims were civilians.

The attack bears all the hallmarks of ISIS, who on past form have struck large population centres with VBIEDs in an attempt to lessen the pressure against them from Iraqi forces. In this case Mosul. This comes on top of a so called airstrike which killed hundreds in Mosul only for the Iraqi army to refute that claim stating that the area was struck by a large VIED in an attempt to halt attacks from the air against ISIS. Whatever the cause, the fact remains, the blood thirsty killers of ISIS get to have a breather. Enough of a breather it transpires in which to have a little fun by throwing a man off a roof because somebody said he was gay. No doubt the UN/Amnesty and the rest of the HR lot will simply say these religious bigots are misguided.