In one of Baghdad’s worst days of violence in recent months, over 50 people have been killed and the numbers are rising. Two markets were hit in the Shi’ite district of Sadr City, from three apparently coordinated car-bombings.
Nearly 150 people have been injured. This follows a night of violence in which 20 people were killed, and a morning when a series of blasts killed a further ten. Sadr city is a stronghold of the radical Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al Sadr.