Iraq's interior minister offers to resign after massive Baghdad bombing

Relatives of victims gather on July 5, 2016, at the site of a suicide-bombing attack which took place in the Karrada neighbourhood of Baghdad.
Relatives of victims gather on July 5, 2016, at the site of a suicide-bombing attack which took place in the Karrada neighbourhood of Baghdad.PHOTO: AFP

BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - Iraq's interior minister offered to resign on Tuesday (July 5) and said a deputy would take over his responsibilities, days after one of the worst bombings in Baghdad since the 2003 invasion.

Mohammed Ghabban made the announcement at a media conference in Baghdad, a video of which was posted on his official Facebook page.

Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi's office could not immediately be reached for comment.