Al-Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr was briefed about the lethal October 25 attacks in Baghdad by a delegation from his socio-political movement and party, Tayyar al-Sadr (Sadr Movement) shortly after the double kamikaze car bombings. The attacks were carried out and soon thereafter claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), an umbrella for several of the most extreme jihadi-Salafi groups operating in the country, including al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers. The Ministry of Justice and Baghdad Provincial Council headquarters were targeted by the ISI.
Several members of Tayyar al-Sadr were wounded in the attacks, including parliamentarian Maha al-Duri, whose two bodyguards were killed. Members of the Sadr bloc in the Iraqi parliament were commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of Muqtada's father, Grand Ayatullah al-Sayyid Muhammad Sadiq al-Sadr, in 1999 by agents of the Saddam Husayn government.
وكان باستقبال الوفد نائب محافظ بغداد الاستاذ كامل السعدي ومدير مكتب المحافظ وجملة من السادة اعضاء مجلس محافظة بغداد.
Muqtada Briefed About October 25 Attacks in Baghdad
Party Delegation Briefs al-Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr on October 25 Attacks in Baghdad
Shortly before the attacks, Muqtada had delivered a brief speech in honor of his assassinated father and two brothers. The text of the speech is below.