| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Iraqi PM announces arrest of terrorist network behind Sadr City bombing

Iraq’s prime minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Saturday, that the entire network that planned and executed a suicide bombing in Sadr City which killed dozens of people on Monday has been arrested.

A suicide bomber targeted shopper in a crowded market in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad on the eve of Eid Al-Adha, killing at least 35 people and wounding more than 60.

Announcing the arrests on Twitter, wrote that the “cowardly terrorist network” would be “presented in front of the law and our people today,” and will be made an “example to every evil and unjust aggressor.” Al-Kadhimi invoked God’s mercy on the “martyrs of Iraq” and said there would be retribution for the criminals.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.