Iraq Terror Attack Denounced

Iraq Terror Attack DenouncedIraq Terror Attack Denounced

Iran strongly condemned a terrorist car bomb attack in the north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, urging collective measures to firmly fight terrorism across the world.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday the region, particularly Iraq, has been witnessing increasing terrorist attacks in recent days, Press TV reported. “Such acts of terror are the reaction of terrorists to their crushing defeats in the region in recent weeks,” he said, adding that they are also the result of a lack of firm determination of those merely claiming to be fighting terrorism.

The spokesman hoped that political strategies in the new year would reinforce unity among countries to eliminate terrorism.

Qasemi offered condolences to the Iraqi government and nation as well as the bereaved families of victims of the Monday terror attack.

At least 39 people were killed and 57 more injured when a car bomb attack on Monday rocked a busy square in Sadr City, a Shia-populated suburban district of Baghdad.

Reports said an explosive-laden truck was detonated in an outdoor market, hitting day laborers and a nearby police checkpoint.

The self-styled Islamic State terrorist group claimed the attack.


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