The huge explosion ripped through the popular market in Sadr City, a suburb district of Baghdad, destroying several nearby shops and stalls and damaging surrounding buildings on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, the source said.
During the meeting, al-Kadhimi promised the families of the victims of the attack to hunt down the terrorists throughout the country, according to the statement.
For his part, in a tweet Iraqi President Barham Salih described the deadly incident as “a heinous crime and unparalleled cruelty,” which came on the eve of Eid al-Adha.
“They do not accept that people rejoice even for a moment with safety and joy. We will not rest until we uproot the hateful and cowardly terrorism,” Salih said.
The Iraqi authorities said in a brief statement that more information will be released after an investigation into the incident. So far, there has been no authentic claim for the attack.
Deadly bombings have been rare in Baghdad, as the security situation has improved in Ir
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