– 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.
#Iraq | Refrigerated truck packed with explosives kills at least 60 & wounds 200 in #Baghdad market 6 am pic.twitter.com/CgHQJKIzBo
— Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) 13 ??????? 2015
ISIL claims responsibility, according to the sources.
#Iraq – Photos from the site of explosion at Jameela market in Sadr City #Baghdad, about 61 dead & 200 wounded. pic.twitter.com/PRZvzTg5NM
— IraqiSuryani (@IraqiSuryani1) 13 ??????? 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.