Baghdad correspondent says Iraqis angry that government failed to protect them

In a spate of devastating terror attacks in the Middle East, the latest is the bombing in Baghdad, the seventh attack to take place in Iraq since February this year.

Baghdad Correspondent Mohammed Salih is on the line with Pippa Hudson.

He says it is the worst Isis attack in Baghdad to date, and the death toll continues to rise, and is currently at over 150 people killed. This, as the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close.

There are reports of whole families that were trapped inside the shopping centre where the attack took place, and it may be that whole families may have lost their lives.

Mohammed Salih, Baghdad Correspondent

Salih says it is a clear message from Isis that has struck at the heart of the Iraqi capital, that it is still capable of causing enormous destruction.

It has lost a lot of territory in both Iraq and Syria over the past year.

Mohammed Salih, Baghdad Correspondent

He says these groups are very focused and sophisticated and even with loss of territory, still have capabilities to launch these attacks.

the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi visited the site of the attack yesterday. Salih says he was rejected by the people in the area, who are very angry that the Iraqi forces have failed to protect them.

The attacks have not stopped, in fact this has been one of the most violent periods in Iraq.

Mohammed Salih, Baghdad Correspondent

Listen to the report below:

Read More
How to bounce back after being retrenched

How to bounce back after being retrenched

Retrenchment forces individuals to build resilience and strategise. A counselling psychologist offers some expert advice.

Fifteen Western Cape schools vandalised during school holidays

Fifteen Western Cape schools vandalised during school holidays

Although vandalism in schools persists during the holidays, WCED MEC's spokesperson says the number has dropped from last year.

Disabled hand cyclist 'Zig Zag Zach' is a winner

Disabled hand cyclist 'Zig Zag Zach' is a winner

10-year old award-winning hand cyclist Zach Legward took on Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour 50km event and witnessed the fire damage.

Local expeditioners smash SA climbing record in support of coding project

Local expeditioners smash SA climbing record in support of coding project

The adventure was to aid the campaign #CodeClimber, which aims to raise funds to provide coding lessons to disadvantaged youth.

WATCH: Tim Noakes explains how diet affects children's odds of diabetes

WATCH: Tim Noakes explains how diet affects children's odds of diabetes

Prof Tim Noakes argues that diet can influence a child's susceptibility to both types of diabetes and a mother shares her story.

The sooner the better for egg-freezing and IVF, says fertility expert

The sooner the better for egg-freezing and IVF, says fertility expert

OB/GYN Dr Saleema Norsarka says the IVF success rate is between 2% and 5% for older women, particularly over the age of 35.

Popular articles
Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says her department will respond to all Zimbabweans under special dispensation.

702 opens Walk the Talk entries, welcomes new sponsor MTN SA

702 opens Walk the Talk entries, welcomes new sponsor MTN SA

702 has officially launched The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 for 2017, and the 15-year event is getting better and bigger.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Dr Khoza is admired by South Africans for her role in the SABC inquiry as a ANC member of parliament.

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

Government is intending to change the way foreign income is taxed by introducing taxes to a large South African diaspora.

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Got a spare R200 or R300 a month? Here’s how to make that money work hard and grow…

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

How old are you? Financial advisor Warren Ingram discusses the five most important ages in anyone’s investment career.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?