Militancy

19
Jul
17:46 UTC

Iraq Tactical (UPDATE): Authorities confirm IED attack as cause of explosion at al-Waheilat market in Baghdad’s Sadr City on July 19; avoid nonessential travel

Please be advised:

  • Iraq’s Security Media Cell confirmed that the explosion recorded at the al-Waheilat market in Baghdad’s Sadr City during the evening hours of July 19, was caused by the detonation of an IED by militants. 
  • The Cell also stated that security forces are being deployed to the locale. 
  • Reports indicate that at least 18 civilians have been killed in the attack.

Recommendations:

Those operating or residing in Baghdad during the evening and night hours of July 19 are advised to avoid nonessential travel to Sadr City due to the reported militant attack and the potential for security operations in nearby areas. 

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Sadr City, Baghdad; Iraq
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL High
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Confirmed

Please be advised:

  • Iraq’s Security Media Cell confirmed that the explosion recorded at the al-Waheilat market in Baghdad’s Sadr City during the evening hours of July 19, was caused by the detonation of an IED by militants. 
  • The Cell also stated that security forces are being deployed to the locale. 
  • Reports indicate that at least 18 civilians have been killed in the attack.

Recommendations:

Those operating or residing in Baghdad during the evening and night hours of July 19 are advised to avoid nonessential travel to Sadr City due to the reported militant attack and the potential for security operations in nearby areas. 

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Sadr City, Baghdad; Iraq
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL High
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Confirmed

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