At least 15 people have been killed, and a further 50 wounded, following a suicide truck bombing, in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
A suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck on Wednesday in Sadr City, a heavily populated poor Shi’ite suburb of Baghdad, killing at least 15 and wounding 50, security sources said.
The explosion, the deadliest in Baghdad so far this year, targeted a crowded street full of garages and used car dealers.
Islamic has stepped up bombings in Iraq last year, in retaliation to a U.S.-backed campaign that dislodged the hardline Sunni group from most Iraqi cities it took over in 2014. The militants also control parts of neighbouring Syria.