Iraq cancels Ramadan celebrations following bomb attack

President Fuad Masum says country will not celebrate end of Ramadan out of respect for victims

Iraq cancels Ramadan celebrations following bomb attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraq canceled celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan on Monday, following a terror 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.

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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan phoned Masum to offer an eid greeting and repeat his condolences.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2016, 12:30