Disturbing video shows aftermath of Baghdad bomb that hit beauty salon

Published May 11th, 2016 - 04:41 GMT
Iraqis inspect damage following a car bomb in Sadr City, Baghdad earlier today. (photo: AFP/Ahmad al Rubaye)
Iraqis inspect damage following a car bomb in Sadr City, Baghdad earlier today. (photo: AFP/Ahmad al Rubaye)

Heart-wrenching video uploaded to Twitter today shows the aftermath of a deadly car bomb in Sadr City area which came amid Baghdad’s deadliest day yet this year, as three car bombs killed at least 93 people and wounded over 165.  

The video below was filmed in Sadr City earlier today, where a bomb hidden in a pickup truck packed with fruits and vegetables went off at a busy market. (Warning: video is graphic)

Mangled corpses can be seen on the ground, objects on fire, and people screaming in horror are heard.

The bomb hit a beauty salon where several brides appeared to be getting ready for their weddings, Reuters reported. The bodies of two men said to be grooms were found in a barber shop nearby, the outlet added. 

Imagine being so sick in head you drive up to a beauty salon, blow yourself up, kill & maim 100s, & think you're doing it for God, tweeted Mehdi Hasan, a presenter for Al Jazeera. 

The driver parked the truck, got out, and then disappeared into the crowd, Reuters reported, citing an eyewitness. 

Two other car bombs hit different areas of Baghdad later in the day. One of the bombs went off in a popular shopping area in a majority-Sunni neighborhood, the other in a Shia area northwest of the city center.  

Daesh claimed responsibility for all three attacks. 

-Hunter Stuart


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