Iran’s Foreign Ministry has censured the deadly terrorist attacks in Iraq’s central provinces of Babil and Karbala, expressing confidence that Takfiri terrorism would face a final defeat.
“The heavy and consecutive defeats of Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and Syria have led to their ideological and organizational breakdown,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.
In a desperate but futile attempt to restore the morale of their murderous mercenaries in Syria and Iraq, Takfiri terrorists are resorting to indiscriminate attacks across the region and the world, he added.
“However, their (Takfiri terrorists) collapse and destruction are a certainty,” the Iranian spokesperson pointed out.
He urged regional and global officials and nations to remain vigilant in dealing with Takfiri terrorists, warning that terrorism in all its forms would remain the greatest threat to the region and the world if its ideological principles and financial resources are neglected.
“Like always, the Islamic Republic of Iran is resolved to stand by regional nations and governments in the relentless fight against violence and until the complete elimination of terrorism,” Qassemi said.
He expressed his sympathy with the Iraqi government and nation as well as the bereaved families of the sad incident.
At least 31 people were killed and 35 others wounded after a woman detonated her explosives-laden belt at the entrance to a crowded market in the mainly Shia populated town of Musayyib, located 80 kilometers south of the capital Baghdad, on Friday.
The Daesh Takfiri terror group, which has been leading a campaign of death and destruction in Iraq over the past few years, claimed responsibility for the bombing.
The attack came only a few hours after nine people were killed and 16 others wounded in a bomb explosion at the entrance to a garage in the center of the holy shrine city of Karbala.
An unnamed official at Karbala health department said most of the victims were pilgrims, who had traveled to the city to pay homage to Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and his brother Abolfazl al-Abbas (PBUH).
The bomb attacks came at a time that the Iraqi government forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, are battling to expel Daesh terrorists out of their last urban bastion in the country.
According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 354 Iraqi civilians were killed and 470 others injured as a result of acts of terrorism and violence in the conflict-ridden Arab country.
The UN mission, however, did not mention the number of Iraqi police forces, who were killed or sustained injuries in the unrest.