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Iraqis Come Together to Pray at Site of Baghdad Bombing

July 9, 2016 5:34 pm

Mostly shi'ite Muslims attend Friday prayers during Eid al-Fitr as they mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the site of a suicide car bomb attack over the weekend at the shopping area of Karrada, in Baghdad

Iraqis came together this week to pray at the site of a car bomb attack that killed nearly 300 people last Saturday.

As Muslims around the world began celebrating Eid al-Fitr ― a three-day religious festival at the end of the holy month of Ramadan ― Shiite and Sunni Iraqis prayed together in Baghdad’s Karrada district on Wednesday.

In front of the burned-out ruins of Karrada shopping complex, now draped with the names of the dead, they held a vigil and lit candles for the victims.

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