– At Least 60 Killed, 200 Injured in Baghdad’s Sadr Explosion (Sputnik, Aug 13, 2015):
At least 60 people were killed and 200 wounded in a Thursday Sadr explosion.
According to the witnesses,a refrigerated truck packed with explosives blew up in a crowded market in Sadr City, a Shi’ite district in northeastern Baghdad.
— Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) 13 августа 2015
ISIL claims responsibility, according to the sources.
— IraqiSuryani (@IraqiSuryani1) 13 августа 2015
Islamic State took large parts of Iraq in June 2014, and Iraqi forces are battling to drive the jihadists back with support from a US-led coalition and Iran.
Even before the ISIL offensive, bombings targeting civilians in Iraq were a major threat.
The Baghdad blast came two days after bombings in Diyala province, northeast of the capital, killed more than 30 people.