The attack is said to have been politically led in response to an episode that was aired on MBC 1 channel on Thursday, May 14.
MBC Group has decried an attack on the broadcast network’s studios and offices in Baghdad today, “which has resulted in severe damage to its studio and office property”, according to a statement issued to the press.
The attack is reported to be in response to an episode shown as part of Malek Beltawilah, a family educational show that airs during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
The episode on Thursday, May 14 is reported to have discussed the 1981 suicide bomb attack against the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut. It was strongly condemned by some political parties, who seem to have been behind the attack.
MBC commented that it “places the matter in the hands of the Iraqi authorities, trusting in its security protocols, as well as judicial process, in order to protect MBC Iraq’s employees and the organisation, which operates in Iraq in accordance with the laws and regulations of the country”.
“MBC Group hopes to receive full details of the circumstances of the attack at the earliest, and work with the authorities to hold the perpetrators accountable, as well as bring them to justice, in order to prevent similar attacks in the future,” the statement added.