May 2016 Baghdad bombings
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|17 May 2016 Baghdad bombings|
|Part of the Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)|
|Date||17 May 2016|
|Car bombing, suicide bombing, shooting|
|Perpetrators||Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant|
|Motive||Weakening government and Shia control|
A suicide bombing in the all-Shia northern district of Sha'ab killed 41 people and wounded more than 70. A car bomb in the all-Shia neighborhood Sadr City left at least 30 dead and 57 wounded. Another car bomb in the majority-Shia suburb al-Rashid, south of the capital, killed six and wounded 21. A parked car bomb struck a market in the neighborhood of Dora, in southern Baghdad, killing eight people and wounding 22 others. A suicide bomber targeted a restaurant in the Habibiya neighborhood, killing nine and wounding 18. A bomb blast killed one person and wounded another in al-Rashid, south of Baghdad. A bomb exploded near a popular market in the all-Shia neighborhood al-Amin in eastern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding seven others.
The attacks were preceded by a suicide bomb attack in a state-owned cooking gas plant in Taji, north of Baghdad, killing at least 14 people and another wave of attacks, that killed over a hundred people.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attacks.
- Kareem Raheem (17 May 2016). "After bombings in Baghdad kill 77, Sadr's forces deploy in some areas". Reuters.
- "Wave of Bombings in Baghdad Kill 69". ABC News.
- Amre Sarhan (17 May 2016). "Bomb blast kills 1 person, wounds another in al-Rashid south of Baghdad". Iraqi News.
- Abdelhak Mamoun (17 May 2016). "9 people killed, wounded in bomb blast in eastern Baghdad". Iraqi News.