Hours after the bloody massacre took place in the center of the Iraqi city of Sadr, on Monday evening, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi demanded that changes be made to some security leaders who proved their negligence.
He stressed In a tweet he posted on his Twitter account, he stressed the need for accountability, and said, “These violations will not pass without real accountability.”
— Muhammad Al-Halbousi (@AlHaLboosii) July 19, 2021
For his part, the Iraqi President, Barham Salih, condemned the crime, which he described as heinous, pointing out that there are those who target civilians in Sadr City on the eve of Eid, and they do not accept the people that He would be happy for a moment with security and joy.
He said, “We will not rest unless we uproot terrorism.”
Criticism of Iraqi security measures ahead of Eid
In turn, the High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq strongly condemned today, the bombing that took place in Sadr City, east of Baghdad, expressing in a statement She expressed her “astonishment at the failure of the concerned authorities to impose strict security measures with the advent of Eid to preserve the lives of Iraqis.” The occurrence of such explosions.”
This came after 30 people were killed and 60 others were injured, when an explosive device exploded in a market in the crowded Sadr City in the east of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, according to security and medical sources.
An explosive belt worn by a woman
The Al-Arabiya correspondent said that the explosion was caused by an explosive belt worn by a woman.
Meanwhile, she said The official Security Media Cell, in a statement, said that the “terrorist explosion by a homemade explosive device” resulted in a number of casualties, including dead and wounded.
For his part, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi ordered the opening of an investigation into The bombing of Sadr City, and he also ordered the arrest of the police commander in the city after the bombing.
No party has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but ISIS has previously claimed responsibility for similar attacks in the region.
This is the third time this year that a bomb explodes in a market in a densely populated neighborhood.