Reuters logo
Suicide truck bomber kills at least 15 in Sadr City suburb of Baghdad - security sources
February 15, 2017 / 2:56 PM / in 9 months

Suicide truck bomber kills at least 15 in Sadr City suburb of Baghdad - security sources

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck on Wednesday in Sadr City, a heavily populated poor Shi‘ite suburb of Baghdad, killing at least 15 and wounding 50, security sources said.

Iraqi security forces and people gather at the site where a suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck in Sadr City, a heavily populated poor Shi'ite suburb of Baghdad, Iraq February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

The explosion, the deadliest in Baghdad so far this year, targeted a crowded street full of garages and used car dealers.

Islamic has stepped up bombings in Iraq last year, in retaliation to a U.S.-backed campaign that dislodged the hardline Sunni group from most Iraqi cities it took over in 2014. The militants also control parts of neighbouring Syria.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Alison Williams

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below