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 Iraqi women walk past a damaged building at the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on July 3, 2016 in Baghdad's central Karrada district.
The blast, which ripped through a street in the Karrada area where many people go to shop ahead of the holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, killed at least 75 people and also wounded more than 130 people, security and medical officials said. The Islamic State group issued a statement claiming the suicide car bombing, saying it was carried out by an Iraqi as part of the group's "ongoing security operations". (Sabah Arar /AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Iraqi women walk past a damaged building at the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on July 3, 2016 in Baghdad's central Karrada district. The blast, which ripped through a street in the Karrada area where many people go to shop ahead of the holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, killed at least 75 people and also wounded more than 130 people, security and medical officials said. The Islamic State group issued a statement claiming the suicide car bombing, saying it was carried out by an Iraqi as part of the group's "ongoing security operations". (Sabah Arar /AFP/Getty Images)

A suicide bombing in Indonesia this morning is thought to be the latest in a string of ISIS-inspired attacks in predominantly Muslim countries in the past few days, as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close. The attacks have taken place in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Iraq and Turkey.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with security analyst Jim Walsh, who says that as the group that calls itself the Islamic State loses territory in Iraq and Syria, it will turn more to terrorism abroad.

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Jim Walsh,  Here & Now security analyst, research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program. He tweets @DrJimWalshMIT.

This segment aired on July 5, 2016.

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