‘Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned that some of his political opponents are faking reports of bombings in Baghdad to undermine him.
“There are parties exaggerating the situation… I always say that one fallen martyr is one too many, but spreading fear among the people, that’s called a fifth column,” he said during a press conference in Baghdad on Tuesday.
On Monday, at least 39 people were killed and 57 more injured after a terrorist car bomb attack, claimed by Daesh, rocked a busy square in Sadr City, a Shia-populated suburban district of Baghdad.
A number of smaller bombing attacks across the city were reported by local media outlets on the same day. Abadi stressed that these smaller incidents were all fabrications.’