Azerbaijan, Baku, 19 March / Trend, A. Taghiyeva /
Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu condemned the attacks which killed 56 people in Baghdad on Tuesday, according to a press release from the organization.
İhsanoğlu expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
As Arab media previously reported, the number of those killed in the explosions and militants' attack in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday had risen to 56 people, 200 more were injured. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Rising tensions in Iraq are caused by confrontations between the two largest Muslim communities - the Sunni and Shia. During Saddam Hussein's rule, Sunnis held the dominant positions in government. However, after the U.S. military invasion of Iraq in 2003 which resulted in the overthrow of Hussein, the Sunnis were displaced by the Shias, who took a number of important public positions; among them is that of prime minister.