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How — And Why — Terrorist Groups Take Responsibility For Attacks09:48
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Iraqis beat themselves on the chest on July 6, 2016, as they mourn the victims of a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad's busy shopping district of Karrada on July 3.
The Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 250 people, officials said on July 6, raising the toll of what was already one of the deadliest attacks in Iraq. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqis beat themselves on the chest on July 6, 2016, as they mourn the victims of a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad's busy shopping district of Karrada on July 3. The Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 250 people, officials said on July 6, raising the toll of what was already one of the deadliest attacks in Iraq. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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ISIS is often quick to claim responsibility for bombings and other attacks. The group did so after Sunday's deadly suicide attack in Baghdad. But there are also attacks that ISIS is suspected of carrying out that it doesn't take credit for. What's the difference?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with security expert Seth Jones.

This segment aired on July 6, 2016.

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