Suicide Bombing Research Paper

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A truck packed with explosives in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood killed at least 125 and wounded over 200 on Saturday night when residents were celebrating Ramadan. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which wiped out many families as they were gathered hours after breaking the fast on the holiday to mark the end of Ramadan. The slain included 25 children and 20 women in the suicide bombing. "The killing and maiming of children is a grave violation under international humanitarian law," UNICEF said in a statement. "As violence across Iraq intensifies, children continue to pay the heaviest price." A refrigerator truck packed with explosives plowed outside a shopping complex in a predominantly-Shia area and blew up. The building …show more content…

In a video posted online, people were seen throwing bottles of water, buckets, shoes, and stones on his SUV convoy as he left the area. "I understand the emotional feelings and actions that occurred in a moment of sadness and anger," he said in a statement. Abadi announced a three days of national mourning for the victims of the attack. Buildings in the area were set ablaze by the bomb, and some were badly charred. Firemen worked for over 12 hours to douse the fire. Iraq is still using bogus bomb detectors at the checkpoints, which were determined as fake by the government six years ago. Abadi ordered the devices to be rolled back from Baghdad and other provinces, and replace them with improved inspection systems. A fresh probe was launched against the manufacturers of the so-called bomb detectors. "These attacks only strengthen our resolve to support Iraqi security forces as they continue to take back territory from ISIL [ISIL], just as we continue to intensify our efforts to root out ISIL's terrorist network and leaders," National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said in a

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