BAGHDAD — Turmoil and terror continues to plague war torn Iraq. On Saturday, the cities were the targets of a series of bombings that detonated fear and panic in the streets.
A suicide bomber killed at least four at an interior ministry building in Baghdad—another 20-died in bombings in Kirkuk. The deadly explosions come nearly a week after the horrific beheading of American journalist Jim Foley. All fingers point to the militant group, ISIS.
In the U.S. , fear is palpable after the reported ruthless group threatened to kill yet another kidnapped American journalist. The biggest fear is an attempt by ISIS to cross our borders.
“ISIS has said they’re coming to America and they’re going to attack us; and I take them at their word,” Gov. Rick Perry said.
The group has reportedly grown in size and territory and is considered more dangerous than Al-Qaeda.
“They’re beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess, they’re tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything that we’ve seen,” U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.