Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021
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Suicide Attack in Iraq’s Sadr City Kills at Least 35, Wounds Dozenson July 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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BAGHDAD—A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens in a crowded market in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad on Monday, the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, security and hospital sources said. More than 60 people were wounded, a police source said. The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, the group’s Nasheer news agency said on Telegram. It said one of its terrorists blew up his explosive vest among the crowds. Hospital sources said the death toll could rise as some of the wounded were in critical condition. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi held an urgent meeting with top security commanders to discuss the attack, the premier’s office said in a brief statement. President Barham Salih posted a tweet saying: “With an awful crime they target civilians in Sadr city on the eve of Eid … We will not rest before terrorism is cut off by …

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