Bagdad still under target of bomb attacks. Two car-bombs have been exploded Saturday night in the centre of the Iraqi capital 10 minutes away from each other provoking 17 victimsand 39 casualties. The source comes from the local police, who underlined that the area targeted is full of shops and night-clubs, and that at the moment of the explosions it was very crowded. One of the two vehicles exploded in front of a well-known restaurant in the historical district of the city of Karrada.
The terrorist attack was promptly claimed to be the hand of Sunite Jihadists of the Isis in retaliation to the killing and abduction of homeless civilians in the western province of Al-Anbar. This was announced by the USA Site specialised in the monitoring of Jihadist sites. Last Saturdays’ attack has been one of the most serious attacks since the beginning of the year in the Iraqi capital.The number of attacks has clearly diminished compared to 2014, thanks to the placing of the curfew which has been obligatory for months and was revoked only last February.
The Jihadist group of the Islamic state controls vast areas of the Iraqi territory, above all in the provinces of Ninive (to the North) and Anbar (to the west). The regular army succede in blocking the advancment of the terrorists thanks to the supporto f armed militia and the use of drones in the air-raids belonging to the International coalition led by the United States.
Translation provided by Marina Stronati