Iraq: UN Secretary-General condemns ‘devastating’ bomb attack, which killed over 100 civilians

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Street scene in Baghdad, Iraq. Photo: UNAMI/Sanaa Kareem

18 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms the devastating bomb attack perpetrated on 17 July in Khan Bani Saad, an Iraqi town north of the capital Baghdad.

“The attack, which comes at a time when the Iraqi people are celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, reportedly left over 100 civilians killed and many more injured, including children,” said the UN Spokesperson in a statement issued this afternoon.

Hoping that the perpetrators of this “heinous crime” will be swiftly brought to justice, Mr. Ban stands in solidarity with the people and Government of Iraq, adds the statement.

“The Secretary-General’s thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

According to the media, the attack happened on a busy market, where explosives hidden inside a ice truck detonated.

Source: United Nations


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