9 September 2016 Baghdad bombings

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9 September 2016 Baghdad bombings
Part of Iraqi Civil War (2014–present)
Location al-Nakheel Mall, Rasafa, Baghdad, Iraq
Date 9 September 2016 (UTC+03)
Target Iraqi Shias
Attack type
Car bombing, suicide bombing
Deaths at least 40
Non-fatal injuries
at least 60
Perpetrator Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

The 9 September 2016 Baghdad bombings occurred just before midnight on Friday, 9 September 2016. Twin suicide bombings occurred at the al-Nakheel Mall in Palestine Street, in eastern Baghdad. A car rigged with explosives detonated at the car park of the mall and an assailant blew up his car in a busy street outside shortly afterwards.[1] At least 40 people were killed and 60 wounded.[2][3] The bombings were later claimed by Islamic State. The Amaq News Agency, which supports Islamic State, said that the bombers targeted "a gathering of Shi'ites".[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "35 killed, 40 wounded in twin car bomb attacks in Baghdad". PressTV. September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Midnight bombings kill 40, injure 60 outside Baghdad shopping mall". DW. September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "At least 40 dead and dozens wounded in Baghdad blast". TVNZ. September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Islamic State twin suicide bombings at Baghdad mall kill 12". Reuters. September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Up to 40 killed, 60 injured in twin car blasts at Baghdad mall, claimed by ISIS (VIDEO)". RT. September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bombings near Baghdad mall kill at least 40 people". Worldbulletin. September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2016.