Iraq News Update – It was recorded that not more than 31 people where killed and many others injured in two explosions in Iraq, including one targeting security officials just south of the capital Baghdad.
In the first explosion on Monday, a suicide car bomber killed at least 21 Shia militia members and injured 37 others in a town 50km from Baghdad, a day fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were pushed out of the strategic area.
The reporter said that a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged Humvee near a checkpoint manned by security forces and allied militia members in Jurf al-Sakhr.
In Monday’s second incident, a bomb-laden car exploded in Baghdad’s Karrada district, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens more, police and medical sources said.
The attack took place on a street with shops and restaurants, home to both Shia and Sunni Muslims as well as other sects and ethnic groups.
From the record Since early this year, Iraq has been facing increasing levels of violence targeting Shia neighbourhoods as ISIL seeks to consolidate its control over areas in the country’s west and north.
Iraq News – Car bombing attack killed dozens in Iraq