Monday, March 28, 2016

ISIS Kills 29 and Wounds Dozens in Soccer Match

Suicide bombing in Iraq leaves 29 dead, dozens injured: officials

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a soccer stadium south of the Iraqi capital on Friday, killing 29 people and wounding 60, security officials said, as the military announced new gains on the ground against ISIS.

The bombing took place during a match in the small stadium in the city of Iskanderiyah, 50 kilometres from Baghdad, the officials said. Medical officials confirmed the death toll. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press.

ISIS, militants fighting to establish an Islamist state in Iraq and Syria, claimed responsibility for the attack via a statement posted online, SITE intelligence group, a monitoring organization, reported.

ISIS has been waging a campaign of suicide bombings in and around the capital as Iraqi forces and their allies battle the militants in the north and west of the country. ...

See the whole story here, courtesy of CBC.

Kicking Back Comments: Some outlets are reporting as many as 41 dead and 70+ injured (source). A sad day indeed for The Game. This is not a new tactic for terrorists as we recall a terrorist being stopped at the game of the France v. Germany friendly last November while other explosives were going off in the city.

Like I talked about back in November, things can go sideways in a hurry. I personally just witnessed this on Saturday at a Regional Cup match. Have a plan, be ready, and hope you never need it.

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