Baghdad blast: Sonia Gandhi calls last week a ‘terrible one’ for humanity

Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi on Sunday condemned the bomb blasts in Baghdad that killed at least 83 people and left over 170 wounded. She said that the past week, including Dhaka attack, had been terrible for the entire humanity.

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A Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 250 people, officials said, raising the toll of what was already one of the deadliest attacks in Iraq. (AP)

Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi on Sunday condemned the bomb blasts in Baghdad that killed at least 83 people and left over 170 wounded. She said that the past week, including Dhaka attack, had been terrible for the entire humanity.

In a written statement, Sonia Gandhi expressed her deepest condolences to family of those killed. She also called for the globe to unite, fight and defeat forces of terror and extremism that pose a serious threat to world peace and humanity.

In the deadliest attack, a car bomb hit Karada, a busy shopping district in the center of Baghdad, killing 83 people and wounding 176, according to police and hospital officials. It struck as families and young people were out on the streets after breaking their daylight fast for the holy month of Ramadan.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted online, saying they had deliberately targeted Shiite Muslims.

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