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Iraq Sadr city blast leaves 35 dead as Daesh claims responsibility

Iraq Sadr city blast leaves 35 dead as Daesh claims responsibility

Iraq Sadr city blast leaves 35 dead as Daesh claims responsibility.

Daesh ISIS (IS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the blast.

The terrorist group said that one of its members detonated an explosive vest.

Iraq Sadr city blast leaves 35 dead as Daesh claims responsibility

The device exploded in the al-Wuhailat market, in the northern Sadr City area.

Iraqi families were preparing for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday.

Observers noted it as the deadliest bombing in Baghdad in six months.

The Iraqi government had declared victory in its war against the at the end of 2017.

However, sleeper cells continue to wage a low-level terrorism in the country.

The Daesh claimed car bomb blast in April that killed four people at another market in Sadr City.

It also claimed a twin suicide bombing attack in January in Tayaran Square that left 32 people dead.

That came as the deadliest bombing in the capital in three years.

An Iraqi military spokesman said Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi had ordered the arrest of the commander of the federal police regiment in charge of security in the market area.

And that an investigation had begun.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi held an urgent meeting with top security commanders to discuss the attack.

GTV

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