Seven Iranian pilgrims are wounded after their bus comes under attack by unidentified gunmen in central Iraq; one woman is described as being in serious condition.
Islamic State militants attack two gas facilities northwest of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, killing at least five people and wounding six policemen. Three assailants detonated their explosive vests and a fourth was killed in clash with security forces.
At least 69 people are killed and 230 injured in a series of bomb attacks targeting Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claims responsibility for some of the attacks. [https:--www.nytimes.com-aponline-2016-05-17-world-middleeast-ap-ml-iraq-the-latest.html (NY Times)] [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-mideast-crisis-iraq-blast-idUSKCN0Y8103 (Reuters)] [http:--www.presstv.ir-Detail-2016-05-17-466035-Iraq-Baghdad-bomb-blasts-terrorism (Press TV)] 17 May 2016 Baghdad bombings
At least 33 people are killed in Kirkuk, Iraq, when a suicide bomber detonates a truck packed with explosives outside a police headquarters and gunmen disguised as officers tried to storm the compound.