Saudi Arabia denounces terrorist attack in Baghdad

The Saudi Arabian flag flies above the Saudi consulate headquarters in Baghdad on April 4, 2019. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned and denounced Monday’s terror attack in Baghdad.

“We strongly condemn and denounce the terrorist attack that took place in Iraq. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims; to the government and people of Iraq, and to those injured a speedy recovery.”

In a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency; the Saudi ministry of foreign affairs said.

Unidentified gunmen killed at least 11 people and wounded eight others; including soldiers in an attack on an Iraqi army post in western Baghdad, police sources, and medics said on Monday.

The attackers in four vehicles attacked the post in the capital’s southwestern district of Al-Radhwaniya using grenades and automatic weapons, the sources also said.

The Iraqi military also said in a statement that a “terrorist group” of four elements attacked a post of government-backed militiamen; killing four people and wounding three.

The army and police forces also started an operation in search of the attackers, police sources said.