Deadly ISIS car bombing in Iraq condemned

Residents and Iraqi security forces gather around a hole caused by a suicide car attack at a market in Khan Bani Saad, northeast of Baghdad. (Reuters)

The White House condemned Saturday a car bombing in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that killed at least 90 people.

The attack, one of the deadliest in Iraq's turbulent history, was carried out Friday as the country marked Eid al-Fitr -- the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

The car bombing “purposefully and viciously targeted Iraqi civilians” celebrating the holiday, National Security Council spokesman Ned Price, said.

“This latest attack is yet another painful example of the atrocities that the terrorist group ISIS continues to perpetrate against the people of Iraq,” he added in a statement.

“The United States will continue to support the government of Iraq and its security forces to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist organization.”

The attack came in a busy market north of Baghdad. ISIS claimed responsibility and said the suicide attacker had three tons of explosives in his vehicle.

[With AFP]

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46