Possibly part of the effort to soften up Baghdad for the Islamic State’s invasion. “Iraqi officials say 2 car bombs kill 10 people in Baghdad,” by Sameer N. Yacoub, The Associated Press, May 28, 2015 (thanks to Kenneth):
BAGHDAD – Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad.
Police officials say a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of Babil Hotel late Thursday, killing six people and wounding 14 others.
About one minute later, a second car bomb blast inside the parking lot of Cristal Hotel, formerly Sheraton, killed four people and wounded 13 others….
Nobody claimed responsibility, but Iraq is seeing almost daily attacks that have been frequently claimed by Islamic State group that seized large swath of the country during a blitz last year.