Was it the Islamic State? Was it the Shi’ites? That is as yet unclear. The only thing we do know is that the attacker thought he was claiming Allah’s promise of Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111). But of course, it would be “Islamophobic” to discuss that, and how to mitigate its ability to incite people to murder.
“Suicide bomber kills at least 16 at Sunni meeting in Iraq: officials,” Associated Press, September 8, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber targeted a meeting between security forces and Sunni militiamen in a small town north of Baghdad, killing at least 16 people.
A police officer says Monday’s attack took place in Duluiyah, some 45 miles north of Baghdad. The bomber drove his explosives-laden Humvee into the gathering of a major Sunni tribe, the Al-Jabour.
Al-Jabour fighters have sided with Iraqi forces in the battle against the militants from the Islamic State group, an al Qaeda-breakaway.
The bombing was followed by clashes with militants who tried to overtake the town. Duluiyah fell to the Islamic State group for two days in July.
A medical official confirmed casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to media.