A suicide attacker in a vehicle stuffed with heavy explosive material hit the building of Interior ministry in Baghdad on Monday and killed at least 5 people and dozens wounded. This horrible blast heightened sectarian tensions in the country and government is engulfed in a crisis that risks fracturing the country along sectarian and ethnic lines.
This blast follows Thursday’s worst multiple attacks in Baghdad that killed 60 people and declared deadliest violent activity in more than four months.
The new wave of blasts in Iraq has engulfed hundreds of people and thousand of severely injured. This sectarian violence has brought Iraq to the brink of civil war.
American government has shown deep concerns over the unrest of Iraq. The US Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Prime Minister of Iraq and urged him to work with other parties to resolve the worsening crisis that threatens Iraq’s fragile political truce.
Iraq is mired in political dispute with authorities calling for the arrest of Sunni Arab Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi on charges he ran a death squad, accusations Hashemi denies.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has also called for the sacking of his Sunni deputy Saleh al-Mutlak, who has denounced the premier as a dictator “worse than Saddam Hussein”.