The Sultanate has condemned the bombing that targeted Sadr City, east of Baghdad, during Eid al Adha celebrations that killed dozens of innocent civilians
The Sultanate, through a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, affirmed its solidarity with the Republic of Iraq and its condolences to the brotherly Iraqi people and the families of the victims. It wished a speedy recovery for the wounded and injured.
Iraq was in mourning Tuesday for dozens of people killed when a bomb ripped through a crowded Baghdad market on the eve of a Muslim feast in what the IS claimed as a suicide attack.
The bloody carnage on Monday evening, one of the deadliest attacks in years in the war-scarred country, reportedly cost at least 36 lives, mostly of women and children, hours before the start of Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice. It sparked revulsion and renewed fears about the reach of the IS, which lost its last territory in Iraq after a grueling campaign that ended in late 2017, but retains sleeper cells in remote desert and mountain areas.
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt in the Woheilat market of northeast Baghdad's Shiite district of Sadr City that was busy with Eid shoppers. In the panic and chaos of the attack, screams of terror and anguish filled the air. When the smoke cleared, human remains lay strewn amid scattered sandals, market produce, and the charred debris of stalls.