PARIS, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- France condemned here Wednesday the synchronized
car bomb attacks that occurred earlier today in southern Iraq that killed at
least 25 people and wounded about 150 others.
Spokeswoman of the French foreign ministry Pascale Andreani told reporters
that her country "strongly" condemns these attacks, which "illustrate at what
point the security situation remains of concern in Iraq."
As for reports indicating that the security situation in Iraq has improved,
Andreani said "We have learnt of the statistics which tend to show an overall
drop in the number of victims."
The chief of police in the city of Amarah was fired following the three
explosions, which were about five apart and are considered among the deadliest
in Iraq in months. (end)
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