Iraq: UN envoy condemns string of terrorist bombings targeting crowded Baghdad markets

17 May 2016

The United Nations Envoy for Iraq has strongly condemns a series of terrorist suicide bombings today that targeted busy markets in Baghdad’s northeastern Shaab neighbourhood, Sadr City and the southern neighbourhood of Al-Rasheed, killing or wounding many civilians, including women and children.

According to a statement from the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq, more terrorist attacks were reportedly foiled by security forces.

Mission chief Ján Kubiš offered condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured speedy recovery.

“The terrorists have struck again, adding to their long violent history of death and destruction and once again aiming to kill and maim as many innocent people as possible,” Mr. Kubiš said.


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