On Sunday, an Iraqi security source said that Iraqi security forces foiled an ISIS terrorist attack in Karbala city.
Security forces at the cement factory checkpoint west of Karbala destroyed a VBIED of ISIS before it reached the checkpoint, while another VBIED withdrew towards the desert after the attack failed.
The source confirmed that only one Iraqi soldier was wounded during the attack.
From its side, ISIS claimed that two suicide bombers in a VBIED attacked the cement factory checkpoint and one of them managed to storm the cement factory housing, while the other one detonated the VBIED.
ISIS claimed that the attack resulted in the deaths of 50 Iraqi soldiers. Furthermore, ISIS claimed to target a gathering of Shiite civilians in Palestine district in the center of Baghdad city with a VBIED, killing at least 27 civilians.
The ISIS-linked News Agency Amaq also published a video of the attack.
Lately ISIS resumed terrorist attacks against civilian areas in Iraq after its major defeat in Mosul city and several other areas. ISIS appears to be preparing for the “post-caliphate” phase in Iraq, and its terrorist activity is expected to continue during this phase in Iraq for years as a result of internal Iraqi problems and sectarian tension.