Iraqi interior minister resigns over Baghdad bomb attack

London : Iraq’s interior minister Muhammad Ghabban has resigned in wake of the deadly car bombings in Baghdad that killed around 250 people and said that his deputy would take over his responsibilities.

Ghabban made the announcement at a news conference in Baghdad yesterday and a video of which it was later posted on his Facebook page, reports the Guardian.

His resignation will be official only if Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, approves it.

Iraq’s health ministry said the death toll from a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad’s central shopping district of Karrada on Saturday reached 250.

It is considered as the deadliest of many car bombings in Baghdad since the Iraq war.

Islamic State militants, who government forces are trying to eject from its northern and western territory seized in 2014, claimed responsibility for the bombing. (ANI)