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Peru's Government expresses condolences to Iraq over people killed in terrorist attack

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09:00 | Lima, Jul. 21.

The Government of Peru, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressed condolences to the Republic of Iraq following the terrorist attack occurred in Sadr City (Baghdad) on July 19, which left at least 30 people dead.

"The Government of Peru expresses its condolences and solidarity with the Iraqi people, the Government of the Republic of Iraq and, in particular, the families of the victims, on the occasion of the terrible terrorist attack occurred in Sadr City, and it energetically condemns this act of violence," it indicated.

The jihadist organization of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack which —according to international press reports— was a suicide explosion in the Sadr City market that left at least 30 people dead and other 60 injured.

Numerous members of the security forces were deployed to the scene of the blast, and at least a dozen wounded citizens were immediately taken to a medical center.

According to the Iraqi Interior Ministry, among the deceased are four minors. Likewise, the Iraqi Council of Ministers called an emergency meeting to assess the measures that will be taken by the government due to this event.

For his part, Iraqi President Barham Salih described the attack as a "heinous crime" and unprecedented cruelty. The dignitary also assured that the government will take the necessary measures so that a similar situation does not occur again.

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Publicado: 21/7/2021
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