Iraq’s Deadliest Attack Since the U.S. Invasion

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Among the recent spate of terror attacks, the explosions that rocked Baghdad on Sunday were the deadliest by far -- the death toll stands at two hundred and fifty -- the highest number for a single attack there since 2003, when the US invaded.

ISIS has claimed responsibility, saying it was targeting Shiites -- but the shopping district site was a multi-cultural hub, featuring both Shiite and Sunni mosques. All the victims were Iraqis, some of them children. And Iraqis have expressed frustration that the world is less concerned with them than the victims of other recent attacks.

Photo: People inspect the site of a suicide car bomb in the Karrada shopping area, in Baghdad.
(Ahmed Saad/Reuters)
Credits

Guests:
Zaid Al-Ali - International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance - @zalali, Robin Wright - joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and contributing writer for the New Yorker - @wrightr

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer, Katie Cooper, Sáša Woodruff