February 2016 Baghdad bombings

The February 2016 Baghdad bombings occurred on 28 February 2016. At least 70 people were killed and 60 wounded in Sadr City, a southern suburb of Baghdad, as two bombs went off at a crowded market.[1][2][3][4][5] The explosions ripped through a market selling mobile phones in the mainly Shiite Muslim district.[6][7] The assailants were suicide bombers riding motorcycles through the crowd.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

2016 Baghhad bombings
Part of Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)
LocationBaghdad, Iraq
Date28 February 2016 (UTC+03:00)
Attack type
Suicide motorcycle bombings
MotiveIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant

See also


  1. "Isis claims responsibility for double suicide bombing in Baghdad". The Guardian. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  2. "Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad's deadliest attack this year". Jordan Times. Reuters. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  3. "Baghdad blasts' death toll rises to 70". Al Arabiya. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  4. "At Least 70 Killed By Baghdad Suicide Bombs". Sky news. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  5. "Daesh twin bombing attacks in Baghdad kill 70". Daily Sabah. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  6. "ISIL bombings near Baghdad kill scores of Iraqis". Al Jazeera English. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  7. "IS conflict: Baghdad bombings death toll rises to 70". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  8. "At least 70 killed, more than 100 wounded in Baghdad blasts - reports". Reuters. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  9. "ISIS Bombers Kill 70 in Shi'ite Market in Baghdad". Antiwar.com. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  10. "Death toll in Baghdad Shiite market suicide blasts rises to 70". UPI.com. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  11. "Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad's deadliest attack this year". Daily Mail. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  12. "Islamic State Bomb Attacks Kill 70 in Shia District of Baghdad". The Australian. Reuters. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  13. Trayner, David (2016-02-28). "ISIS storm Baghdad Iraq with suicide bombers and seize Abu Ghraib". Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-06-16.

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