The death toll from Saturday’s bomb attack in Baghdad has risen to 250 and will possibly rise further. A lorry packed with explosives was detonated on a busy street near the Hadi Centre, Karrada, as families and friends gathered, shopped and relaxed during Ramadan. This is now the deadliest attack in Iraq since the 2003 invasion.

The BBC has this timeline of Daesh attacks in Iraq in 2016

  • 9 June 2016: At least 30 people killed in and around Baghdad in two suicide attacks claimed by IS
  • 17 May 2016: Four bomb blasts kill 69 people in Baghdad; three of the targets were Shia areas
  • 11 May 2016: Car bombs in Baghdad kill 93 people, including 64 in market in Shia district of Sadr City
  • 1 May 2016: Two car bombs kill at least 33 people in southern city of Samawa
  • 26 March 2016: Suicide attack targets football match in central city of Iskandariya,killing at least 32
  • 6 March 2016: Fuel tanker blown up at checkpoint near central city of Hilla, killing 47
  • 28 February 2016: Twin suicide bomb attacks hit market in Sadr City, killing 70

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