Suicide Bombing in Iraq
Iraqi security officials claim they have captured one of the most wanted top al-Qaida leaders on Thursday as reported by the Star Tribune. The man was identified as Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who leads the Islamic State of Iraq, a group of Sunni militants that is believed to have dominated Al-Qaida. He is also believed to be linked to the two separate suicide bombings that killed 54 people. This information however is not necessarily accurate given Iraqi official’s track record of wrongly reporting this man’s arrest or death. The New York Times reports that the two attacks that happened Thursday actually killed 75 people. The first attack was by a woman wearing a suicide belt who exploded herself in the Karada district of Baghdad. The second attack was in the Diyala Province, where a bomb went off inside a restaurant.