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Baghdad: Muslims murder at least 38 people in jihad/martyrdom suicide bombings during rush hour

“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties, for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)

The Islamic State has apparently not been completely eradicated from Baghdad and its environs.

“Double suicide attack kills dozens in Baghdad,” TRTWorld, January 15, 2018:

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said.

The attackers struck during rush hour in the city’s Tayyaran Square, which is usually crowded by labourers seeking work.

The twin explosions also wounded at least 105 people, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to talk to the media.

Earlier reports by spokesmen from the Health Ministry and the Interior Ministry had 26 killed and at least 16 dead, respectively, and dozens wounded….

Slippers could be seen scattered about on the blood-stained pavement as cleaners hurried to clear the debris. Photographs posted on social media showed lifeless bodies and pieces of limbs….

The bombing was carried out by two men who detonated vests packed with explosives, Iraqi officials said.

Tayyaran Square is a bustling centre of commerce and a place where day labourers gather in the early morning waiting for jobs….

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore the hallmarks of the Daesh, which has claimed such attacks before….

Source: Jihad Watch