Major Islamic State attacks in Baghdad
May 31, 2017
Islamic State militants have shifted to insurgent tactics as they lose territory in Iraq. On May 30 (2017) the Islamic State claimed two attacks that struck busy areas of Baghdad on Tuesday, just days into the holy month of Ramadan; On Oct. 15 (2016) around lunchtime on Saturday, a suicide bomber struck a Shiite gathering in a crowded market, killing at least 41 civilians and injuring at least 33. The attack took place inside a tent in the Shaab neighborhood of Baghdad. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Baghdad since July, when a car bomb killed about 300. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in an online statement.