Turkey condemns terrorist attack in Baghdad


Turkey has condemned an explosion in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, that killed around 50 people on Wednesday.

At least 43 people were killed and 61 others -- mostly from security forces -- wounded in a suicide bomber attack on Wednesday in Baghdad, according to a Iraqi police source.

"We strongly condemn this reprehensible attack that targeted Iraq's stability and the unity and integrity of the Iraqi people," a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.

Turkey will continue to stand by the Iraqi government and people in its struggle against terror, it added.

"The attack targeted pro-government Al-Sahwa forces in the Al-Mada'in district in southeastern Baghdad," a police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency earlier on Wednesday.

The attack has yet to be claimed.

Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June, when the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) took control of large areas in Iraq and Syria.

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