Car Bombings Show ISIS Is Still A Threat Across Iraq
ISIS says it orchestrated a pair of bombings in the Iraqi province of Diyala, despite being driven from the region in January.By Matt Picht | August 10, 2015
The terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for a pair of bombings that killed at least 58 people and wounded dozens more in Iraq's Diyala province Monday.
A car bomb detonated in the marketplace of a town near the provincial capital, killing 51 people and wounding 80 more, according to police. A suicide bombing in another nearby village killed seven more people and left 25 injured.
ISIS claims the attacks were aimed at Shiite Muslims in the region. They're also a reminder of the group's influence in the country, even in areas formally controlled by the Iraqi government.