20:21 GMT24 February 2021
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    1314
    Subscribe

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Daesh* terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the twin terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Agence France-Presse reported, citing Daesh media sources.

    On Thursday morning, two suicide attackers staged explosions in the Bab Al Sharqi area in the Iraqi capital. After the incident, a spokesman for the Iraqi commander-in-chief said that the attackers were being pursued by the country’s security forces when they detonated explosive devices.

    The most recent data provided by media said that 32 people died and some 110 more were left injured.

    The US has denounced the terror attack that took place in Baghdad and had offered condolences to the families of the victims, State Department Acting Secretary Daniel Smith said in a statement.

    "We condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attacks in Baghdad," the statement read.

    Several countries, including Russia, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Iran, have strongly condemned the bombing.

    • Members of Iraqi security forces keep guard at the site of a twin suicide bombing attack in a central market in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021
      Members of Iraqi security forces keep guard at the site of a twin suicide bombing attack in a central market in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021
      © REUTERS / THAIER AL-SUDANI
    • Members of Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a twin suicide bombing attack in a central market in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021.
      Members of Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a twin suicide bombing attack in a central market in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021.
      © REUTERS / THAIER AL-SUDANI
    • Mourners carry the coffin of a man who was killed in a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, during his funeral in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021.
      Mourners carry the coffin of a man who was killed in a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, during his funeral in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021.
      © REUTERS / WISSAM AL-OKAILI
    • Mourners carry the coffin of a man who was killed in a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, during his funeral in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021.
      Mourners carry the coffin of a man who was killed in a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, during his funeral in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021.
      © REUTERS / WISSAM AL-OKAILI
    • Mourners gather near the coffin of a man, who was killed in a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, during a funeral in Najaf, Iraq, January 21, 2021.
      Mourners gather near the coffin of a man, who was killed in a twin suicide bombing attack in a central Baghdad market, during a funeral in Najaf, Iraq, January 21, 2021.
      © REUTERS / ALAA AL-MARJANI
    1 / 5
    © REUTERS / THAIER AL-SUDANI
    Members of Iraqi security forces keep guard at the site of a twin suicide bombing attack in a central market in Baghdad, Iraq January 21, 2021

    The situation in Iraq has been highly unstable for years due to the activities of the Daesh terror group, which lost all the territories previously seized in the country but continues to stage attacks across the Arab nation.


    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia and many other states

    Related:

    Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Affirms Tehran Not Involved in Attacks on US Embassy
    Suspicious Object Found on Oil Tanker Off Iraq in Persian Gulf, Reports Say
    US Force Levels in Afghanistan, Iraq Down to 2,500 Each, Acting Defence Secretary Says
    Tags:
    bombing, suicide attack, War in Iraq, Iraqi war, Iraq War, Iraq, ISIS, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, Islamic State, Daesh
    Community standardsDiscussion