Islamic State truck bomb targeting Shiites kills 67 at Baghdad market

Aug 14, 2015

Islamic State truck bomb targeting Shiites kills 67 at Baghdad market

In one of the deadliest single attacks in postwar Baghdad, a truck bomb shattered a popular fruit-and-vegetable market in a teeming Shiite neighborhood Thursday, killing 67 people and wounding more than 150 others. Militants from the self-described Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing ...

Bomb blasts across Baghdad claim 14, wound 41

Jul 13, 2015

Bomb blasts across Baghdad claim 14, wound 41

A series of bombings Sunday across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 14 people and wounded 41, police officials said. The deadliest attack took place at the Aden checkpoint in Baghdad’s Khazimiyah district, where a suicide car bombing killed eight people, including five ...

Bombs kill 16 in Baghdad, Iraqi town; Islamic State suspected

Jul 10, 2015

Bombs kill 16 in Baghdad, Iraqi town; Islamic State suspected

A series of bombings in Iraq, including a car bombing in Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital, killed 16 people on Thursday, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. Iraq sees near-daily bombings and other attacks that often ...

Islamic State's Iraq  propaganda blitz takes to widescreen TV

Jun 15, 2015

Islamic State's Iraq propaganda blitz takes to widescreen TV

Islamic State militants have set up giant television screens in the Iraqi city of Ramadi and are using them to proclaim that they will seize more Iraqi territory after capturing the provincial capital last month, residents said. Efforts by the Sh’ite Muslim-led government and ...

Suicide attacks targeting Iraqi police kill 18

Jun 11, 2015

Suicide attacks targeting Iraqi police kill 18

Two suicide car bombings targeting police in Iraq killed 18 people Wednesday amid the country’s war against the Islamic State group, authorities said. Police said the first attack took place when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into the checkpoint in Baghdad’s northern ...

Baghdad car bombings claim at least 20 civilians

Apr 28, 2015

Baghdad car bombings claim at least 20 civilians

A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq’s capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said. The deadliest attack took place Monday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad’s western district of Mansour, killing 10 ...

Iraq says it busted Islamic State Baghdad bombing network

Mar 16, 2015

Iraq says it busted Islamic State Baghdad bombing network

Iraqi intelligence said Sunday it had arrested 31 members of the Islamic State group who were responsible for planning and carrying out 52 attacks in Baghdad. It said in a statement that the operation was conducted in coordination with the security forces and the ...

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 37 people

Feb 25, 2015

Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 37 people

A wave of bomb attacks around Baghdad killed 37 people and wounded dozens more on Tuesday, as at least seven explosions struck in or near the Iraqi capital, police and medical sources said. In the deadliest incidents, 24 people were killed in two blasts ...

Nov 18, 2014

Islamic State claims Baghdad bomb attack on U.N. convoy

The Islamic State jihadist group on Monday claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack against a UN convoy near Baghdad airport. “Our brother Abu Muawiya al-Falluji rammed a convoy for the ‘United Nations waging war against Muslims’ surrounded by heavy US protection,” the ...