ISIS has claimed responsibility for yet another attack this week; this time by a teenage suicide bomber who blew himself up in the middle of a crowd watching a soccer game at a stadium in Baghdad.
The death toll at this point is reported at 65 with over 60 people injured. According to the AFP, the trophies were being handed to the winners as the explosive vest was detonated.
Shortly after the blast, ISIS released a photo of the alleged bomber (above) known as Saifullah al-Ansari.
This attack is yet another in recent attacks that have been carried out by ISIS against the Iraqi city. The Daily Mail described the area as a mix of Sunni and Shiite Muslims and has been dubbed "the triangle of death" because of the sectarian violence. The report states that though ISIS has been driven from the area, "sectarian and crime-driven" violence happens frequently.
Meanwhile in Brussels Friday, police shot and injured a terror suspect who had taken a woman hostage at a train station and was carrying explosives in a backpack. Law enforcement there have been tracing these individuals allegedly involved in the attacks earlier in the week. In those raids, seven have been arrested, one of them an ISIS recruiter ,who is said to have been in the "advanced stages" of planning another attack in France.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter also confirmed on Friday that ISIS's second-in-command, Abdul Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, has been killed in Syria as a result of Special Forces carrying out a mission that intended on taking him alive. No further details about the mission have been given.