Video: Footage released of Massive bombing in Iraq that killed 155 people


Thanks to Infidels are Cool for bring this to our attention.  Footage has been released of the terrible attack…The Twin truck bombings in Iraq yesterday killed 155 people including 20 children and was carried out by Al Qaeda in Iraq:


CNN has another version which shows the actual truck before the explosion:


Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) – Iraqi officials on Tuesday released security camera video of two weekend bombings that killed at least 155 people — the deadliest attacks in the capital in more than two years.

One video shows cars traveling around a traffic circle on Haifa Street in central Baghdad Sunday morning before a huge blast in front of the Justice Ministry. The impact shakes the camera and its view is obscured by clouds of smoke.

Another camera shows the dozens of charred cars covered in debris from the other blast, as two fires burn nearby.

Baghdad Gov. Salah Abdul Razzaq showed the videos at a news conference.

He also announced that the Baghdad provincial council on Tuesday voted for the resignation of the interior minister and the Baghdad commander — the two men in charge of Iraqi security forces in the capital.

Razzaq said the attacks killed 155 people and wounded more than 500. Other officials had put the death toll at 160. The deaths include 20 children, two Interior Ministry officials said Tuesday. They said an earlier report that said 30 children packed on a minibus were among those killed was based on an erroneous police account.

The Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella group for al Qaeda in Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement released Tuesday. The authenticity of the claim could not be immediately verified, but it appeared on a Web site frequently used by the group.

Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, commander of Multinational Division-South, said he believes al Qaeda in Iraq was behind the attack.

“In my personal estimate or assessment, what I can tell you, I can see the imprint of al Qaeda, which is the enemy of Iraq and the enemy of all humanity,” Nash said Tuesday.

The Islamic State of Iraq also claimed responsibility for nearly identical truck bombings that struck the Foreign and Finance ministries on August 19, killing at least 100 and wounding hundreds more.

One of the bombs Sunday exploded outside Baghdad’s governorate building, the other outside the Justice Ministry. The bombs detonated in quick succession about 10:30 a.m., officials said.



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