Isis suicide bomber targets Baghdad ice cream parlor: 10 dead and 30 injured
The attacker, in an explosives packed car, struck in the popular Karrada district. The target of the attack was the local Shiite majority community. The attack occurred at the end of the day of fasting and prayer. On social images of damage caused by explosion.
Baghdad (AsiaNews / Agencies) - A suicide bomber in a car packed with explosives struck a popular ice cream parlor in Baghdad killing more than 10 people and injuring at least 30. The victims included children . The attack took place late last night in the Shiite majority Karrada district.
At the time of the attack the area was crowded with people who had gathered at the end of the , day of fasting and prayer, in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan that began last weekend.
Islamic militias claimed the attack posting a statement online through the official jihadist propaganda agency Amaq. The target of the attack was the "gathering" of Shiite Muslim citizens.
During Ramadan, the inhabitants of the Iraqi capital usually crowd in the streets in the evening to consume food and drink after fasting. The attacker hit an easy target, aware he would cause a large number of casualties among the defenseless population.
Images and videos posted on social media in these hours show the devastating impact of the explosion. The major damages were concentrated in the area of Al-Faqma, outside an ice cream parlor. The explosion damaged some buildings in the area.
In the last two years the "Caliphate" has repeatedly hit the Shiite community, considered apostate and therefore punishable with death. The jihadist violence has not even spared women and children, who are also victims of the many attacks. The attacks have grown exponentially in the last six months, in conjunction with the offensive launched by the Iraqi army and the Kurdish militias against Mosul, a jihadist stronghold in Iraq.