Iraq bombings - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Iraq bombings


Baghdad twin suicide bombing kills at least 31

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:25 PM

(4th UPDATE) It is the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in 3 days

Baghdad car bomb blast kills at least 45 – officials

Feb 16, 2017 - 11:18 PM

UPDATED The Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Islamic State group ISIS reports the blast and describes it as targeting a gathering of Shiites

Suicide bombers kill 18 in Baghdad market attacks

Jan 08, 2017 - 3:36 PM

3rd UPDATE The Islamic State issues an online statement claiming responsibility for the attack

Iraqis inspect the site of an attack at Baghdad's main vegetable market on January 8, 2017. A suicide bomber blew up a car at the entrance of the market, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens, security officials and medics said. / AFP PHOTO / SABAH ARAR

Iraq PM sacks security chiefs as new attack kills 30

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Haider al Abadi issues an order to relieve the Baghdad Operations commander and the officials responsible for intelligence and security in the capital

AFTERMATH. Iraqis visit the site of a suicide truck bomb attack in Karada district in central Baghdad, Iraq, July 6, 2016. Photo by Ali Abbas/EPA

Philippines hits 'cowardly' Baghdad bombing

Jul 04, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Ramadan is an occasion for reflection to do more good not otherwise the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says

BAGHDAD BOMBING. Iraqis gather at the site of suicide car bomb attack in the Karada district of central Baghdad, Iraq, on July 3, 2016. Photo by Ali Abbas/EPA

Baghdad area suicide attacks kill at least 18 – police

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:06 PM

3rd UPDATE The Islamic State claims responsibility for the two explosions

A picture shows the scene of a car bomb attack in the mostly Shiite neighbourhood of Baghdad Jadida in the Iraqi capital on June 9, 2016. A suicide car bomb attack near a military base north of Baghdad and another blast near a market in the Iraqi capital killed at least 18 people, police said.   / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Baghdad attacks kill at least 48 people

May 17, 2016 - 9:47 PM

UPDATED It is the second time in a week that the Iraqi capital has been rocked by deadly blasts

Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bombing in the Shaab area in northern Baghdad on May 17, 2016. Interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan said the attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber, while a police colonel said a roadside bombing was followed by the suicide attack. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by ISIS

May 11, 2016 - 8:05 PM

3rd UPDATE The attacks come as the Iraqi government is locked in a political crisis

Iraqis look at the damage following a car bomb attack in Sadr City, a Shiite area north of the capital Baghdad, on May 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Two Sunni mosques bombed, muezzin killed in Iraq – police

Jan 04, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The blasts come amid fears of renewed sectarian strife following Saudi Arabia s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric

Iraq warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad, killing 8

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:06 PM

UPDATED A bomb that fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane in eastern Baghdad because of a technical problem kills at least 8 people and wounds 17

‘TECHNICAL FAILURE.’ An Iraqi stands in front of a house destroyed by an Iraqi air force bombing in the Nairiyah district, eastern Baghdad, Iraq, 6 July 2015. Photo by Ali Abbas / EPA

Wave of Baghdad blasts kills at least 25

Jun 08, 2014 - 10:23 AM

The 6 car bombings and one roadside bomb hit seven different areas of Baghdad also wounding more than 85 people

BOMBING. An Iraqi policeman inspects the remains of a truck used in a bomb attack in Kirkuk city, northern Iraq on 07 June 2014. Khalil Al-A'Nei/EPA

Bomb targeting Eid worshippers kills 12 in Iraq

Oct 15, 2013 - 11:13 PM

The dead include 3 children while 26 more are injured

FATALITIES. Iraqis inspect the body of a worshiper who was killed in a bomb attack after the Eid al-Adha prayers in Kirkuk city, northern Iraq. Photo from EPA/Khalil Al-A'nei

At least 64 killed in Iraq violence

Jul 29, 2013 - 9:03 PM

Attacks including car bombs mainly targeting Shiite majority areas of Iraq killed at least 54 people on Monday officials said

IRAQ BOMBINGS. Iraqi citizens and security forces inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the impoverished district of Sadr City in Baghdad on July 29, 2013, after 11 car bombs hit nine different areas of Baghdad, seven of them Shiite-majority, while another exploded in Mahmudiyah to the south of the capital. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Wave of bombings kills 65 in Baghdad province

Jul 21, 2013 - 8:01 AM

Twelve car bombs and a roadside bomb hit the city of Baghdad while another bomb exploded in Madain to the south of the capital

Wave of car bombs kills 14 in south Iraq: officials

Jun 16, 2013 - 2:36 PM

The blasts went off in Kut and Aziziyah both in Wasit province bordering the capital and vehicles rigged with explosives were also detonated in the southern cities of Nasiriyah and Basra

Twin car bombings kill 12 in Iraq - officials

May 20, 2013 - 3:17 PM

A series of car bombs in Baghdad and the southern Iraqi port city of Basra killed at least 12 people on Monday

Bombs targeting Iraqi Sunnis kill 67

May 18, 2013 - 7:36 AM

One bomb exploded as worshippers were leaving Saria mosque in Baquba while a second detonated after people gathered at the scene of the first blast

Five car bombs kill 18 in Iraq

Apr 29, 2013 - 4:04 PM

UPDATED 5 car bombs exploded Shiite areas south of Bahgdad on Monday April 29 killing 18 people and wounding at least 100 police said

How do we explain tragedy to kids?

Apr 21, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Although we do need to exercise some level of discipline regarding data access it is unreasonable to assume that we can filter everything our kids are exposed to

INFORMATION SOURCE. When your children have questions, the first person they will ask is you, the parent. Photo of Kiara and friend by Sharon Pe Yu from Michael G. Yu's Facebook page

29 killed in Iraq car bombs

Feb 08, 2013 - 8:09 PM

The attacks target market places that are often crowded on Fridays

Iraq bombings kill 45

Nov 29, 2012 - 11:45 PM

Bombs in Iraq killed 45 people and wounded 205 others in the deadliest day of violence to hit the country in more than 2 months

Iraq attacks kill at least 35

Apr 19, 2012 - 3:00 PM

Wave of bombing and shooting attacks in six different provinces across Iraq killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 150 on Thursday April 19