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Bomb Kills 10, Hurts 22 in Baghdad; I.S. Claims Responsibility

Videos posted to social media showed chaotic scenes on the streets surrounding the blast

Iraqi special forces look down on Islamic State group positions in Mosul's western Mamun neighborhood, photo: AP/Susannah George
4 months ago

BAGHDAD – A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad late Monday, killing 10 people and wounding 22, hospital and police officials said.

The Islamic State group (I.S.) claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved apparently remotely detonated explosives inside a parked car. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

The attack came just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. After sundown, families break their fast and Baghdad’s restaurants and cafes quickly fill up.

Videos posted to social media showed chaotic scenes on the streets surrounding the blast. A number of wounded lay on the ground, others propped themselves up on the colorful park benches outside the ice cream shop. One young girl, wearing a ribbon and bow in her hair, wandered the scene dazed.

Ramadan is often marked by an uptick in violence in Iraq.

Last year, Baghdad was rocked by a huge truck bomb attack that targeted a popular retail district in the city center where young people and families were shopping for new clothes ahead of the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. The blast killed hundreds in the single deadliest event in Baghdad since Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003. The I.S. group also claimed responsibility for that bombing, which ultimately led to the resignation of Iraq’s interior minister.

Monday’s attack comes as Iraqi troops are slowing pushing I.S. fighters out of their last strongholds in the northern city of Mosul. Iraqi commanders say the offensive, which recently entered its eight month, will mark the end of the I.S. caliphate in Iraq, but concede the group will likely increase insurgent attacks in the wake of military defeats.

MURTADA FARAJ

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