Ankara condemns bloody Baghdad car bomb attack

At least 23 people killed, 45 others injured after car laden with explosives went off in shopping area in Iraqi capital

Ankara condemns bloody Baghdad car bomb attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry condemned Tuesday a suicide car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital that killed at least 23 people.

The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility -- according to a statement circulated online -- for the Monday evening attack that injured 45 others when a car laden with explosives went off in a crowded shopping area in al-Amil neighborhood in southern Baghdad.

“We strongly condemn this heinous attack, convey our condolences to the people of Iraq and wish speedy recovery to the wounded,” the ministry said in a written statement Tuesday.

In recent months, bomb attacks -- often featuring explosive-laden vehicles -- have become commonplace in Iraq’s violence-prone capital.

The Iraqi authorities typically blame such attacks, which frequently target civilian areas, on Daesh -- which captured large swathes of territory in the country’s north and west in 2014.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Mart 2017, 12:21
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