Iraq announces 3-day mourning for victims of Diyala bombing

Iraq announces 3-day mourning for victims of  Diyala bombing

The Iraqi government has announced three days of national mourning after a car bomb killed around 100 people, including women and children, in the eastern province of Diyala.

The Iraqi government made the announcement on Saturday hours after a deadly car bomb explosion struck a busy market in the city of Bani Sa’ad in Diyala as people were celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The massive explosion, which happened late Friday, also left scores of people injured and destroyed several buildings.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have claimed responsibility for the attack. Iraq has been witnessing near-daily bombings that are often claimed by the ISIL.

The terrorists currently control swaths of territory across Iraq and neighboring Syria, where they have been committing heinous crimes against all communities.