Thursday, October 17, 2013

Al Qaeda in Iraq Truck Bomb Kills 15 In Northern Iraq

The jihadis of al Qaeda simply will not give up on their goal of overtaking Iraq - and each and every week the blood flows in Iraq.

The story comes from DAWN.

Suicide truck bomber kills 15 in northern Iraq

MOSUL: A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives blew himself up in a village in northern Iraq, killing at least 15 members of the country's Shabak minority early on Thursday, police said.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, but Sunni Islamist militants have in the past targeted Shabaks, who are predominantly Shia, and warned them to leave the area.

The attack took place in the village of Mwafaqiya in Nineveh province.

“At 6 am this morning, a suicide truck bomber detonated himself amidst the houses of my village,” said Qusay Abbas, a former Shabak representative in the Mousl provincial council. “There are still some people under the debris of their houses”.

Sunni Islamist and other insurgents including an Al Qaeda affiliate have been regaining ground this year in an onslaught against Iraq's Shia-led government and its allies.

Al Qaeda views Shia Muslims as non-believers.

More than 6,000 people have been killed in acts of violence across the country this year, according to monitoring group Iraq Body Count.

Last month, a suicide bomb attack on a Shabak funeral in Nineveh killed 21 people.


sofa said...

AQ still goin strong.
Barry goin strong.

cloward-piven works.

The Duhnmharu said...

I thought the anointed one Obama said Al Qaeda was a spent force. Clearly once again he has misled the people of teh USA and teh world. But why are we so stupid to accept anything he says as truth

Anonymous said...

Its a morbid and kafkaesque way to note that Iraqis didn't have to deal with AQI before 2003. One wonders who brought that scourge onto their doorstep.

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