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Iran Condemns Terrorist Blasts in Iraq, Blames Powers' Wrong Policies

Politics - The Iranian foreign ministry deplored the Saturday terrorist attacks in Iraq, and blamed the world powers for their wrong anti-terrorism.

In a statement on Sunday, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned the string of attacks in Baghdad, and expressed sympathy for the bereaved families of the victims.

She expressed the hope that the Iraqi people and government can overcome the inhumane phenomenon of terrorism in light of unity and solidarity and by relying on national capacities.

Afkham took the world powers' wrong anti-terrorism policies and their continued instrumental use of terrorism responsible for the growth of terrorist groups in Iraq and the region.

At least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad and its rural outskirts on Saturday.

In West Baghdad, 34 people were killed by three car bombs in Shi'ite neighborhoods on Saturday evening, police and medical officials said.

A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle up at a traffic roundabout in Kadhimiya, killing 11 people, three of them police officers, officials said. Another 27 were wounded.

In the Shaoula neighborhood, two bombs were detonated on the same street just 30 minutes apart.

In the first attack, a bomb in a parked car exploded outside an ice cream shop, killing eight and wounding 18 people. In the second blast, 600 meters down the same shop-lined street, a militant detonated his car, killing 15 people and wounding 44 others, police and medical officials said.

In farmland North of Baghdad, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives belt in a market, killing 11 people and wounding 21 others, medical and police officials said.

The attack took place about 28 km (17 miles) North of the capital, between the towns of Tarmiyah and Mishahda.
 

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