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Thursday, February 16, 2017

ISIS launched multiple attacks today claiming the lives over 120 individuals.

Earlier today in Pakistan a suicide bomber attacked a famous Sufi shrine that was packed full of devotees. Initial reports suggested at least 37 people were killed, but more recent ones suggest more than 75 have been murdered.

The Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine located in the town of Sehwan, 75 miles from Hyderabad was the location of the attack. Hospitals in the surrounding region were on emergency status following the attack. Unfortunately, Sehwan does not have a trauma center.

Police report the suicide bomber entered the shrine through its famous Golden Gate and they believe it was a target due to the town being the home district of the province’s chief minister and highest elected official.

 

ISIS also launched a car bomb attack in southwestern Baghdad that killed 51 people and wounded just as many according to Gen. Saad Maan, spokesman for Baghdad’s Operations Command.

The car bomb went off in a busy car market in the Siite al-Bayaa district of Baghdad.

This isn’t the first car bomb this week. On Wednesday, another car bomb killed five and wounded 20 in eastern Baghdad in the Shiite neighborhood of Habibiya.

Witnesses describe the Wednesday attack:

President Trump’s State Department condemned the attack in Baghdad.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrible terrorist attacks carried out by ISIS targeting a car dealership in Baghdad, Iraq, today,” said Mark Toner, the State Department’s acting spokesman. “We extend our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and friends, and wish a full and quick recovery to those injured.”

H/T: Fox News

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