Opponents faking Baghdad blast news, Iraq’s Abadi warns

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‘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.’

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