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)



  • Zaid Al-Ali - International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance - @zalali
  • Robin Wright - contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, and a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center - @wrightr