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Islamic State murders 76 with bomb at market in Baghdad Shi’ite neighborhood


“The market in the Shi’ite neighborhood is one of the biggest in Baghdad selling wholesale food items. A Reuters witness at the site saw fruit and vegetables mixed with shrapnel littering the blood-soaked blast crater.” And the Islamic State jihadis were pleased with this act of piety and service to their god.

“Islamic State claims huge truck bomb attack in Baghdad’s Sadr City,” by Ahmed Rasheed, Reuters, August 13, 2015:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad’s Sadr City, police and medical sources said, one of the biggest attacks on the capital since Haider al-Abadi became prime minister a year ago.

“A refrigerator truck packed with explosives blew up inside Jamila market at around 6 a.m. (0300 GMT),” police officer Muhsin al-Saedi said. “Many people were killed and body parts were thrown on top of nearby buildings.”


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