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Iraqi minister tenders resignation after deadly blast

Relatives of victims gather on July 5, 2016 at the site of a suicide-bombing two days earlier in the Karrada neighborhood of Baghdad which left more than 200 people deadIraq’s interior minister submitted his resignation on Tuesday as authorities sought to contain the fallout from a bombing in Baghdad that killed more than 200 people and triggered widespread anger. The suicide car bombing ripped through Baghdad’s Karrada district early on Sunday when it was teeming with shoppers ahead of the holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, sparking infernos in nearby buildings. “I placed my resignation before the prime minister,” Mohammed Ghabban told a news conference, though it was unclear if it would be accepted, and he may yet stay in office.

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