ISIS claims suicide attack on Iraqi stadium

ISIS claims suicide attack on Iraqi stadium

Written by Staff Writer

26 Mar, 2016 | 1:53 pm

A man wearing a suicide belt walked into an Iraqi soccer stadium on Friday and blew himself up killing at least 25 people and wounding 90 more, security officials said.

The bombing took place during a match in the small stadium in the city of Iskanderiyah, 30 miles from Baghdad, the officials said.

The video below reportedly shows the moments leading up to the attack, and goes blank when the suicide bomber blows himself up.


ISIS claimed responsibility, according to a statement posted online by supporters.

The special representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, condemned the bombing by “Daesh,” another term for ISIS.

The U.S. State Department also spoke out.

“The United States condemns today’s suicide bombing claimed by Daesh … which killed and wounded dozens of Iraqis who had gathered to support a local football game,” said a statement from Elizabeth Trudeau, director of the department’s office of press relations.

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