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Pakistan strongly condemns the bomb blast at Sadr City Baghdad crowded market

Pakistan strongly condemns the bomb blast at Sadr City

Pakistan strongly condemns the bomb blast at Sadr City Baghdad crowded market.

In a press release, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said we convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved families.

Pakistan strongly condemns the bomb blast at Sadr City

Furthermore, he said we pray for speedy recovery of those injured in this heinous terrorist attack.

He said Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Moreover, Pakistan stand in solidarity with the brotherly government and people of Iraq in their fight against terrorism.

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

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

Daesh suicide bombing killed a least 35 people and injured many others.

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.

GTV

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