Late on 16 January 2022, a large explosion occurred in central Baghdad’s Karada neighborhood — located along the eastern banks of the Tigris River and adjacent to the Green Zone. According to a local official, several commercial buildings were damaged in the explosion and components of a possible improvised explosive device (IED) were found near a bank that was damaged in the blast. There were no immediate reports regarding injuries or deaths. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.