21:26 GMT03 August 2020
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    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi was forced to leave the site of terrorist attack in central Baghdad after enraged Iraqis attacked his convoy, media said Sunday.

    DUBAI (Sputnik) According to to Al-Hadas TV channel, people in the crowd thrown various objects shouting curses at prime minister's convoy, forcing him to quickly leave the place of the terrorist attack.

    The terrorist attack, which claimed lives of at least 83 people and injured over 200 people, occurred early on Sunday in central Baghdad's majority-Shiite Karrada district.

    The early morning attack claimed a large number of casualties as many Iraqi families were on streets during the last days of the holy month of Ramadan.

    The Daesh terrorist group banned in Russia and many other states, has claimed responsibility for the Karrada attack.

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