Baghdad Blast Death Toll Raises to 250: Health Ministry

Baghdad Blast Death Toll Raises to 250: Health Ministry
Wed Jul 6, 2016 06:47:57

Iraq's Health Ministry has announced that the number of people killed in recent terrorist attack in the capital Baghdad has risen to 250.

The ministry’s early Wednesday toll makes the Baghdad attack the deadliest since the US-led 2003 invasion on the Arab country.

Previously, security and medical officials had said the attack left at least 213 people dead and more than 200 others wounded.

On Sunday, a vehicle packed with explosives was detonated in Baghdad’s Shia neighborhood of Karradah while families were shopping for Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

On the same day, a second explosion occurred at an outdoor market in the Shaab neighborhood of southeastern Baghdad.

In a twitter post, the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults.

On Tuesday, Iraq’s Interior Minister Mohammed al-Ghabban stepped down from his post, announcing that "I placed my resignation before the prime minister, [Haider al-Abadi].”

Ghabban cited the Iraqi government’s failure to arrange and organize the activities of the country’s security and intelligence administrations as the reason behind his resignation.

Sunday’s bomb attacks came one week after Iraqi forces fully liberated the strategic city of Fallujah, situated roughly 69 kilometers west of Baghdad, from Daesh terrorists.

Having suffered heavy losses on the battlefield against Iraqi soldiers, Daesh has recently stepped up its terror attacks across Baghdad; Press TV reported.


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