Daesh claims responsibility for twin suicide bombing in Baghdad

People light candles at the site of Monday’s twin suicide bombings in Baghdad, Iraq.(AP)
Updated 18 January 2018
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Daesh claims responsibility for twin suicide bombing in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Daesh has claimed responsibility for back-to-back suicide bombings in central Baghdad that killed at least 38 people.
In an online statement issued on Wednesday, Daesh says the bombers targeted a gathering of Shiites in the Iraqi capital’s Tayaran Square on Monday morning. The attack struck as laborers and street vendors filled the square during the morning rush hour. More than 100 people were wounded.
In statement on Thursday, Daesh also claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack when, according to Iraqi officials, a suicide bomber hit a police checkpoint in northern Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 10.
Militant attacks have decreased significantly in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq since security forces retook nearly all territory once held by Daesh. Officials have warned Daesh would continue with insurgent-style attacks.


Iran says US doesn’t dare to attack Iran

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Iran says US doesn’t dare to attack Iran

LONDON: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States does not dare to attack Iran as it is aware of the Islamic Republic’s military power and the high price of conflict.
“Why the United States does not attack us? Because of our power, because it knows ...its consequences,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television.