A suicide truck bombing Sunday occurred shortly after midnight at a busy shopping area, killing at least 119 people and wounding 170 others. It was the most deadly attack in the Iraqi capital this year.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast in the Karrada district, saying Shi’ites were targeted. The jihadist group considers Shi’ites heretics.
In the second attack, an explosive device detonated in Baghdad’s northern Shaab area, killing at least five people and wounding 16. No one has claimed responsibility for this attack.