18 March 2008
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SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS BOMB ATTACK NEAR IRAQ SHRINE

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the bomb attack in Karbala, Iraq, near the Imam Hussein shrine, which has killed several dozen people and left many more injured.  The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in this heinous attack.


The Secretary-General appeals to all Iraqis to show maximum restraint in the face of these provocative actions.  He also urges all Iraqi leaders to resolve their differences through political dialogue and in a spirit of national reconciliation.


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