[Ed. – Make no mistake, as the POTUS-in-Chief likes to say. This development with the bombings inside the city IS the ISIS assault on Baghdad. It will get worse from here on out. The Battle of Baghdad has begun.]
Three car bombs have exploded in mainly Shia Muslim areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 38 people, as fighting continues in the north.
Many other people were injured by the three blasts. It is not known who carried out the attacks.
At least 14 people died in violence elsewhere in Iraq on Saturday. …
A suicide car bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in the northern Kadhimiya area of the capital, killing at least 11 people, officials say.
Two more deadly attacks took place in the Shula neighbourhood of north-west Baghdad.
In other incidents on Saturday
- Four injured soldiers were killed when their ambulance was attacked in a “friendly fire” incident near Baquba. Police say Shia militia volunteers opened fire on their ambulance, thinking it was being used by IS fighters to attack their position
- A suicide bomber killed at least seven people in a market in Meshahda, near Baghdad.