Turkey condemns Baghdad bombing that killed Iraqi MP

At least 25 people, including a Shi'ite member of Iraqi parliament, were killed during a bombing in Baghdad on Tuesday

Turkey condemns Baghdad bombing that killed Iraqi MP

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey has condemned a bombing in Baghdad on Tuesday that killed at least 25 people, including a Shi’ite member of Iraq's parliament, Ahmad al-Khafaji.

According to Iraqi security sources, a car bomber attacked a checkpoint at the entrance to one of Baghdad’s Shi’ite areas on the edge of the Kadhimiya neighborhood, which is home to the Shi'ite shrine of Imam Kahdim. 

Turkey's Foreign Ministry released a statement late on Friday and called for solidarity between all Iraqi parties against the "terror spiral targeting the fight against terrorism."

"Turkey will continue to support the Iraqi government's steps towards establishing stability, peace and consensus in the region," the statement added.

Khafaji, who is the Badr Organization’s deputy leader, reportedly was traveling to Kadhimiya to visit the Imam Kadhim shrine at the time of the attack.

The Badr Organization, previously known as the Badr Brigades or Badr Corps, is a powerful Shiite political and paramilitary group. It is said to have close ties with former premier Nuri al-Maliki.

Al-Khafaji was a respected member of the Badr organization as well as a member of the Iraqi parliament, Iraqi security officials added.

Meanwhile, at least 11 people have been killed and 29 injured in two separate bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Friday night.

A bomb car exploded in Al-Habibiya district of central Baghdad, killing seven people and injuring 15 others.

Another bomb attack left four people dead and 14 wounded in the Al-Salih district of the city.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for any of the attacks.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Ekim 2014, 10:59

Muhammed Öylek