A car bomb exploded in central Baghdad on Sunday, killing 10 and wounding 21, according to police and hospital officials. Some of those who were injured were taken to al-Sheikh Zayid hospital for treatment.
An eyewitness said the explosion occurred outside a shop selling military fatigues. Baghdad has seen an escalation in suicide and car bombings in recent months, mostly targeting Shiite neighborhoods or security forces.
The Iraqi army claims to have slowed down the advance of Sunni fighters or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by regaining some territory in counter-attacks. ISIS however, claims to have killed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers.
Meanwhile, security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was bolstered and some staff members were being moved out of Iraq’s capital city as it was threatened by the advance of by an al-Qaida inspired insurgency, a State Department spokeswoman said Sunday. CCTV’S Jessica Stone reports with details.
Iraqi military says it has targetted ISIS positionsIt has been another deadly day in Iraq. A car bomb exploded in Baghdad-- as Sunni militants clashed with government forces north of the capital. Members of the Arab League issued a statement saying what's happening in the country is a threat to regional security. Meantime, Iran and the United States are both considering their next steps.CCTV'S Jessica Stone reports with details.
CCTV’s Susan Roberts interviews Raymond Tanter, political science professor at Georgetown University, to analyze the current situation in Iraq.