News   /   Politics

Terrorists will fail to avenge defeat in Iraq: Iran's Foreign Ministry

People inspect the damage at the site of a car bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on November 9, 2018, a day after the attack. (Photo by AFP)

Iran has slammed a recent "inhumane and shameful" terrorist attack in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, saying terrorists will fail to take revenge for their defeat against the Iraqi government and people.

"The remnants of terrorist groups intend to take revenge for their defeat against the Iraqi government and people by pursuing blind and indiscriminate acts of terror targeting innocent and defenseless citizens," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday.

"However, they will never succeed and will soon be wiped off the region forever," he added.

At least five people were killed and 14 others wounded on Thursday after a car bomb exploded near a restaurant in Mosul in a rare terrorist attack since Daesh militants were flushed out last year.

The car bomb went off around dinner time at a restaurant in Iraq's second biggest city, Iraq's security services said in a statement.

There was no claim of responsibility for the blast, but Daesh terrorists have been waging guerrilla-like attacks across Iraq after losing their control over large swathes of lands in the Arab country.

Back in October, six people were killed and 30 others injured in a car bomb in the northern Iraqi town of Qayyara, near Mosul City.

An Interior Ministry spokesman called the explosion a “terrorist attack.”

Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses:

Press TV News Roku