Iraq: UN envoy condemns ‘cowardly’ bomb attacks in Sadr City and Baquba

11 May 2016

The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned the car bomb attack that occurred earlier today in a busy market in Sadr City, claiming many lives and leaving scores injured.

“These are cowardly terrorist attacks on civilians who have done nothing but going about their normal daily lives,” said Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, in a press release issued today by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

This latest attack comes after a car bomb was detonated on 9 May near a restaurant in Baquba, which also left large numbers of casualties.

“Such acts of terrorist violence are certainly against all the principles of decency and humanity, and as such must be strongly condemned,” Mr. Kubiš stressed.

“I call on the authorities to do their utmost to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice, and express my deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he added.


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