The Islamic State group Sunday claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack outside a popular Baghdad restaurant that killed 15 people, including four policemen and a media figure. Saturday's attack, one of the deadliest in the Iraqi capital this year, took place in Karrada, a district packed with shops and restaurants. It was the latest in a series of similar bombings in Baghdad. IS radio Al-Bayan said the jihadist group carried out the attack and targeted a Shiite militia helping Iraq's government forces fight the extremist militants.
16 February, 2017 Baghdad car bomb kills 51 as Islamic State escalates insurgency A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday in southern Baghdad, killing at least 51 people and wounding 55, security and medical sources said, in the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year. Islamic State, which is on the defensive after losing ...
7 March, 2012 Double bombing kills 14 in northern Iraq Two bombs that exploded in swift succession killed 14 people Wednesday near a crowded restaurant in a mid-sized city in Iraq's north, officials said.
3 July, 2016 IS-claimed Baghdad blast kills at least 119 A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group ripped through a busy Baghdad shopping district Sunday, killing at least 119 people in the deadliest attack this year in Iraq's capital. It came a week after Iraqi security forces recaptured Fallujah from IS, leaving Mosul as the […]
31 May, 2013 Alarm grows as Iraqi forces fail to stem violence BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq are growing increasingly concerned over an unabated spike in violence that claimed at least another 33 lives on Thursday and is reviving fears of a return to widespread sectarian fighting.
30 May, 2017 Series of bombings kill nearly 40 people across Baghdad BAGHDAD (AP) — A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream parlor in central Baghdad and a rush- hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.