Iraq Oil Report's Daily Brief compiles the most important news and analysis about Iraq from around the web.

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 38

Kareem Shaheen reports for The Guardian:

Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up in a busy market in central Baghdad, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said.

The bombings were the most serious attacks in the capital since the prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, declared victory over Islamic State a little over a month ago, capping a three-year campaign to reclaim territory from the terror group in Iraq.

It raises questions about the government’s readiness to deal with the security challenges posed by the group’s retreat to its insurgent roots, ahead of elections expected in May.

Click here for the entire story