ITV News: Iraqi jet accidentally bombs Baghdad neighbourhood

The hardline Islamist group has also stepped up attacks against government forces in recent days.


This has led to sectarian tension in the region that threatens to spill into all-out civil war.

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An Iraqi man grieves after losing several members of his family after a bombing in the eastern neighbourhood of New Baghdad. “[But] when I went out I saw three houses were destroyed and no vehicle was close”.

Numerous attacks occurred within an hour of each other, suggesting a level of coordination in the assaults.

“The terrorists who committed these acts are enemies of Islam and a shared enemy of the United States, Iraq, and the worldwide community”, the statement said.

One bomb hit the primarily Shi’ite Amil district in the southwest of the town round nightfall, killing eight individuals and wounding 27.

A bomb fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad on Monday because of a “technical problem”, killing at least seven people, security and medical officials said. They said another auto bomb in Amil killed 3 people and wounded 14. Karbala is 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad. And two civilians were killed and six wounded in a bomb explosion at an outdoor market in the western Ghazaliyah neighborhood.

It hit the New Baghdad area of the city, causing death and injury.


Three children and two women were among those killed after the Russian made fighter jet released the missile as it returned from operations against Islamic State forces.

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