April 2016 Baghdad bombing

April 2016 Baghdad bombings
Part of Iraqi Civil War (2014–present)
Location Baghdad, Iraq
Date 30 April 2016
Target Shia pilgrims
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Weapons Bombs
Deaths 38[1]
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrator Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Motive Terror

At least 38 people were killed and 86 others wounded, as a result of two car bombings, in Iraq's capital of Baghdad. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack.[2][1]


On 30 April 2016, a car exploded in southeastern Baghdad, targeting Shia pilgrims, walking to the Kadhimiyah shrine. It resulted in at least 38 deaths and 86 other wounded, according to local police officials. Numbers may still increase. However, other government security officials suggested, the target was an open-air market.[3]

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