Suicide Bombing in Iraq Marketplace Kills at Least 30, Wounds Dozens

FILE – This Tuesday, July 22, 2014 file photo shows a motorist passing by a flag of the Islamic State group in central Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 Iraqi forces have retaken the last IS-held town in the country, more than three years after the militant group stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory.(AP Photo, File)

November 22, 2017
OAN Newsroom

At least 30 people are dead and more than 80 injured following a suicide bombing in a small Iraqi town.

The attacker detonated a truck loaded with explosives in a crowded marketplace on Tuesday about 130 miles north of Baghdad.

Most of the deceased were civilians, but at least six Iraqi security forces were killed.

The town had been under the protection of Kurdish security forces until last month.

The Iraqi military drove the Kurdish fighters out of the town, leaving it vulnerable to an attack after the recent defeat of ISIS.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Iraqi government is blaming the Islamic State.

  • Sui-Juris

    The Iraqi governments actions killed the 30 and wounded more than 80 defenseless citizens because…hate for Kurds. The government may as well have pulled the trigger themselves.

  • landy fincannon

    What did you think would happen when you remove a strong man?
    The central planners are content.

  • Control Criminals Not Guns

    when they stop Islam their life will be better

  • 210’s

    What “state” is that again? Islamic? That’s what I thought you said.

  • kaiju

    How’s all that Islam and terrorism sponsorship working out for you over there?

    • rpmc195

      We’re letting in all theses destitute but needy muslims and they’re raping and murdering our people. Can’t figure it out.

  • All American

    They wear no uniform. They hide behind a mask. They destroy ancient artifacts. They bury cities in mass graves, these their own people. They strap bombs to women, children and lastly themselves to destroy any possible opportunity for freedom and peace. They are nothing but destructive. Allah is used and He is humiliated by their actions.
    They are despicable and they will all go to HELL⬇️ with their true god

    • rpmc195

      What makes you think allah is humiliated? I haven’t heard that.

      • All American

        The sign is clear self destruction

  • MUSLIMANIA

    COULDN’T HAPPEN TO NICER PEOPLE, I TELL YA…….

  • Tado

    “Breed like rabbits”.
    That’s the only solution.

  • intimeforthedime

    I think they should outlaw explosives in Iraq.
    That works here…

  • intimeforthedime

    “No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Iraqi government is blaming the Islamic State.”

    Hmmmmm, who else could it have been? A postal worker?

  • Al Robins

    “The Iraqi military drove the Kurdish fighters out of the town, leaving it vulnerable to an attack after the recent defeat of ISIS.”

    Seriously, what did the Iraqi military think was going to happen? They need as much help as they can get to help stabilize the region and should be over joyed when someone is risking their lives to help them. Those 30 people who died along with the 80 injured suffered because of the hubris of the Iraqi military. Worst of all the Iraqi military “drove out” the Kurdish fighters so the Iraqi military doesn’t even know who their allies are. What a shame. #Blacks4Trump

    • 210’s

      Seriously, what did the Iraqi military think was going to happen? Interesting statement.
      What do muslims think is going to happen after more of their silence on terrorism and more vehicles driven through crowds of innocent people?

  • Mark Heinzen

    Cowards.

  • bill

    MSM didn’t report this

    • rpmc195

      They don’t want you to know about it

  • TexanForever

    The Kurds are good people and know how to control ISIS. … They should have been left in place.

    The Iraqi military are next to useless. The Middle East was far better under Saddam. — so much for the Western stupidity of “nation building.”
    .

  • landy fincannon

    The reward is a lie.