Iraq: Car Bomb at Baghdad Market Kills at Least 16

May 17, 2016 10:18 AM

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BAGHDAD — A car bomb ripped through an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated Baghdad neighborhood on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people, officials said, the latest in a wave of deadly militant attacks far from the front lines in the country's north and west where Iraqi forces are battling the Islamic State group.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, though it bore the hallmarks of the extremist IS group, which has been behind recent deadly attacks in the area. IS controls significant areas in northern and western Iraq, including the country's second-largest city of Mosul.

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