Ongoing violence in Baghdad, Iraq

In Baghdad today, a car bomb explosion killed 55 people and wounded at least 50. The attack targeted a busy car dealership area in the Shiite al-Bayaa district. On Wednesday, another car bomb killed 5 people and wounded at least 20 in the Shiite neighbourhood of Habibiya. Last weekend, protests turned violent in clashes between supporters of a powerful Shiite cleric and security forces.

Advice For Travellers

Many countries advise citizens to avoid all travel to Iraq due to the unstable safety and security situation.