Baghdad lull ends with bomb


Standard energy rates will be capped from January 2019, but switching with us could save you as much as £482* on your annual energy bills.

in partnership with Banner uswitch

Looking to switch your business energy supplier? Click here

* Between 1 Jan 2018 and 30 Jun 2018, at least 10% of people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with uSwitch saved £482 or more.

At least 25 people have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked a market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

The blast occurred in the city's Bayaa district, a mainly Shia area which has frequently been targeted by Sunni insurgents linked to the al-Qaida terrorist group.

Eighty people were injured in the car bomb. The Associated Press news agency reported that the car bomber struck at around 12:00 local time (09:00 BST).

In other violence in Iraq at least three policemen died in a car bomb attack on Samarra, a small town north of Baghdad.

The destruction of Samarra's al-Askari mosque in February 2006 is widely held responsible for triggering the current wave of sectarian violence currently engulfing the Middle Eastern country.

US-led coalition forces have enjoyed signs of improvement in recent weeks but today's killings represent a step back. American forces said they found a 'torture room' in Baghdad's Sadr City district which also contained dozens of mortar bombs.

The explosives were detonated in a controlled blast, the US military said.

Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.

Found this page interesting?

Help spread the word and share this page with your friends and family on your social networks.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more