March 28, 2018: Bomb explodes under rubble in Iraq

On March 28, 2018 two civilians were wounded when an ISIS bomb exploded under the rubble of a destroyed house in Iraq.

RAMADI, IRAQ – It is bad enough to have your house destroyed by terrorists only to see yourself wounded later by bombs left unexploded thanks to the same terrorists.

Imagine for one moment that you are the victim of a terrorist attack. This assumes, of course, that you survived the attack since, if you had not, you would not be imagining anything, at least not in any way that we think of the word ‘imagine’. As the old saying goes ‘Dead men tell no tales.’ And yes, this phrase predates the 2017 Pirates of the Caribbean movie!

In this thought experiment you have been through this horrific event and are trying to piece your life back together. Say, for instance, that your very living quarters were destroyed and you are sifting through the debris trying to salvage whatever is left.

Then you get hit – again!

On this day in 2018

Two civilians were wounded when a bomb exploded under the rubble of a house in central Ramadi, located in Iraq’s West Anbar Province. The building had been destroyed during earlier fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists.

A bomb from the remnants of ISIS went off while a family was trying to lift the debris of their destroyed house in the al-Andalus district of central Ramadi.

Iraqi security source

So, this family survives a fight in the ill-named ‘war on terrorism‘ only to suffer even more. It is as if ISIS was striking from beyond the grave. Gee, maybe this is like a Pirates of the Caribbean movie!

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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