World At Least 25 Killed in Baghdad Bombing, One of Deadliest Attacks Since January
'Real prospect' the Omagh bombing could have been prevented, judge rules
There was a "real prospect" that the Omagh bombing could have been prevented, a judge has ruled. Delivering his judgment at Belfast High Court, Mr Justice Horner urged both the British and Irish governments to investigate the atrocity in August 1998.It is necessary to examine whether a more "proactive" security approach against dissident republican terrorists in the lead-up to the attack might have thwarted it, he said.Carried out by the Real IRA, it was the worst event during Northern Ireland's Troubles.
At least 25 people in a suburb of Baghdad were killed in a roadside bomb attack Monday that wounded dozens more at a nearby market, according to Iraqi security officials.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, Iraq's military said the explosion occurred in the Wahailat market in Sadr City just a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday, a busy time for the market as shoppers search for gifts and groceries.
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Vendors' wares were reduced to debris on the ground following the blast. They told security forces how the blast happened while salvaging what items they could.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for similar attacks in the area, but no such claim has emerged yet for the market bombing.
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing but the Islamic State group has claimed similar attacks in the area before.
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi placed the commander of the federal police regiment responsible for the area of the market place under arrest, the military statement said. It also said an investigation was launched.
Australian organisations are quietly paying hackers millions in a 'tsunami of cyber crime'
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It was the third time this year that a bomb hit a market in the densely populated neighborhood in eastern Baghdad.
In June, 15 people were wounded when a bomb placed under a kiosk in another Sadr City market detonated. In April, at least four people were killed in a car bomb attack in Sadr City. That blast was caused by an explosive device attached to a parked car at the market.
Monday's attack comes two months ahead of federal elections slated for Oct. 10.
Large bomb attacks, once an almost daily occurrence in Baghdad, have slowed in recent years since IS was defeated on the battlefield in 2017.
Attacks persist, however. In January, over 30 people were killed in a twin suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in central Baghdad. It was the deadliest bombing in three years to strike Iraq's capital.
Bandits kill 35 villagers in northwest Nigeria: police .
Armed raiders killed at least 35 people in five villages in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, police said on Saturday, in the latest deadly attack to hit the violence-torn region. "Thirty-five people were killed by the bandits in the five villages," state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu told AFP. Motorcycle-riding gunmen launched coordinated attacks on remote villages of Gidan Adamu, Tsauni, Gidan Baushi, Gidan Maidawa and Wari in Maradun district, shooting residents and burning homes."The attackers left before security teams arrived because the area is hard to reach due to bad roads," Shehu said.