• AWFUL: ISIS Attack Kills 40 People In Baghdad

    If you ask Susan Rice, the world isn’t facing any “existential threats,” but if you ask the people of Baghdad, who just suffered another terrorist attack, you might get a different answer.

    Here are the latest details:

    Baghdad’s decade-old nightly curfew ended after midnight on Sunday, hours after bombs exploded in and around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 40 people in a stark warning of the dangers still ahead in this country under attack by the Islamic State group.

    The deadliest of Saturday’s bombings happened in the capital’s New Baghdad neighbourhood, where a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a street filled with hardware stores and a restaurant, killing 22 people, police said.

    “The restaurant was full of young people, children and women when the suicide bomber blew himself up,” witness Mohamed Saeed said. “Many got killed.”

    The Islamic State group later claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the bomber targeted Shias, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, a US-based terrorism monitor. The Sunni extremists now hold a third of both Iraq and neighbouring Syria in their self-declared caliphate.

    A second attack happened in central Baghdad’s popular Shorja market, where two bombs some 25 metres apart exploded, killing at least 11 people, police said. Another bombing at the Abu Cheer outdoor market in south-western Baghdad killed at least four people, police said.

    In Tarmiya, a Sunni town 30 miles north of Baghdad, a bomb blast killed at least three soldiers in a passing convoy, authorities said.

    Matt Schuck

    Staff Writer

    Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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