Unhappy Eid after Baghdad bombing: Iraq cancels end of Ramadan celebrations

Published July 5th, 2016 - 03:30 GMT
Iraqi women in mourning on July 4, 2016, outside the site of a deadly suicide bombing in Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
Iraqi women in mourning on July 4, 2016, outside the site of a deadly suicide bombing in Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

Iraq canceled celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan on Monday, following a suicide attack that killed more than 200 people in Baghdad.

“We will not make a celebration in this year's Mubarak Ramadan festival due to respect for our martyrs and injured,” President Fuad Masum said in a statement.

He called on the security forces to increase anti-terror measures and called for the return of parliament after Eid al-Fitr.

On Sunday, 204 people were killed in a bomb attack in Al-Karada. Another attack also hit the city’s Al-Shaab, leaving five dead.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the Al-Karada attack and three days of national mourning were announced.

By Haydar Hadi and Servet Günerigök


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