Suicide Bombing Kills 41 at Iraq Soccer Stadium

A suicide bombing at a soccer stadium in Iraq killed 41 and injured 105 last Friday, according to multiple reports.

The Islamic State, or ISIS, has claimed responsibility in the bombing, which took place at a small stadium in the city of Iskanderiyah, about 25 miles south of the capital of Baghdad.

According to a report, one official said 17 of those killed were boys between the ages of 10 to 16.

Gianni Infantino, who was recently elected the new president of FIFA, said he was “shocked and terribly saddened” and offered his condolences to those killed in the attack.

“Around the world, football unites people,” Infantino said in a statement. “It is a very sad day, when people, going to a match together, become the victims of such violence.”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also offered his condolences on Saturday, adding that “the international community stands with Iraqis in horror and outrage.”

The attack occurred three days after ISIS-claimed bombings in Brussels, Belgium, killed at least 35 and injured more than 300.

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