BAGHDAD, July 23 (KUNA) -- The United Nations mission in Iraq strongly
condemned the wave of attacks rocked the Arab country in the past 24 hours,
killing dozens and injuring many more.
"I strongly condemn the heinous attacks and the senseless violence and
bloodshed across the country," the UN Secretary-Geneneral's Deputy Special
Representative, Gyorgy Busztin, in a news release from the UN Assistance
Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
"The scale and brutality of the attacks are appalling - especially now,
when Iraqis are not only celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, with its
messages of peace and reconciliation, but are also welcoming thousands of
returnees who have fled the ongoing violence in Syria," he added.
According to media reports, a coordinated string of bombings and shooting
in 13 cities, including Baghdad, the capital, killed at least 91 people and
injured nearly 200 more, targeting security forces and Government officials.
"The criminals who perpetrated these attacks must be held to account," Mr.
Busztin said. He also extended his condolences to the families of those who
were killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured. (end)
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