Waking up to the horrific heartbreaking scenes of the double suicide bombings in Baghdad. The victims again are the weakest and most vulnerable.
Mostly street vendors who sell tea who earn $4 a day and people passing by. Waiting for any official announcement by any group as to who is responsible and why.
28 killed till this minute and more injured.
The terrorist claimed to be sick according to surviving witnesses. As people gathered around him he detonated himself. A second followed as people attempted to clear the victims.
Suicide bombings are often carried out by ISIS. How the infiltrated a heavily secured area in Baghdad is shocking. A detonating vest is something easily obtained and concealed. It's not necessarily a failure of security but a very strong message from the terrorists.
Military spokesman claims both terrorists detonated themselves as security forces chased them, contradicting witnesses and videos of the attacks
For anyone questioning the timing, please keep in mind that ISIS strikes when it can with the intention of demonstrating they can. "We are here" has been a strategy of theirs. They use every opportunity to do so.
Interior Ministry spokesman: The terrorist called for help from locals and detonated himself.

Military spokesman: The terrorist detonated himself as he was being chased by security forces.

Can't even cooperate to get the correct story out.
Friend in Baghdad tells me life is back to normal. The location of the suicide bombings has been cleansed after removing the victims (more on this next tweet). Some would describe this as perseverance. It could also be desensitisation and fatalism.
I only hope some forensic evidence was collected from the attack scene before washing it down with disinfectants and water. Iraq can no longer counter underground terrorist cells using urban warfare tactics. Find the bombs. Trace its manufacturing. Name the terrorists.
ISIS claims attack in official statement

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