On Friday, ISIS claimed responsibility for Baghdad’s twin suicide attack, that killed at least 32 people, and wounded more than 110 others.
ISIS confessed that two of its men blew themselves up in Tayaran Square in the center of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on the group’s Telegram communications channel.
“One (bomber) came, fell to the ground and started complaining ‘my stomach is hurting’ and he pressed the detonator in his hand,” a street vendor said. “ It exploded immediately. People were torn to pieces.”
“ISIS terrorist groups might be standing behind the attacks,” Civil Defence chief Major General Kadhim Salman told reporters.
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi held an urgent meeting with top security officials in order to discuss Thursday’s attacks, according to a statement, issued by the premier’s office.
Egypt strongly condemned the horrific attack that happened in Iraq.
In a statement, Foreign Ministry offered its deep condolences to the Iraqi government and people over the victims of this despicable terrorist act, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.
Egypt reaffirmed its “support for Iraq’s efforts to maintain security and stability and confront all forms of terrorism and extremism.”