MOSCOW, July 18. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his sympathies to the Iraqi government over the terrorist attack in the city of Bani Saad in the eastern Diyala province, Kremlin posted the statement on the presidential website.
"Please accept our most sincere condolences over the inhumane act of terrorism committed near the Iraqi capital," Putin says in a message to Iraq's president and prime minister.
"Dozens of peaceful civilians fell victim to the Islamic State terrorists who slipped in the city of Khan Bani Saad," the Russian president said. "I confirm our immutable support for and solidarity with the Iraqis, who for a long time have been fighting hard against extremist forces."
The latest reports have said that 115 people, including children, were killed in the terror attack and another 170 were wounded. The Islamic State gunmen carried out a car bomb attack nearby a busy marketplace on Friday, the day of Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr, damaging several buildings.