ISIS Power Rising In Iraq As Bomb Kills 30

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that occurred in Iraq on Monday, killing 30 people and wounded 50 others.

The attack happened in an outdoor market of Sadr City, a mostly Shia neighborhood located east of Baghdad, CNN reports. Women and children were among those who were killed and injured.

The market area had been busy with shoppers preparing for the holiday of Eid al-Adha which began on Monday.

Without providing evidence, ISIS claimed to be behind the strike, saying it had been carried out by a suicide bomber in an explosive vest. Police, however, have yet to determine what caused the blast, CNN reports.

“We will not be calm unless we uproot the hateful and cowardly terrorism, and it is certain that the will of the Iraqis is beyond their criminality and villainy,” Iraqi President Barham Salih said in a statement.



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