UN envoy voices outrage at deadly bomb blasts in Iraqi city

Special Representative Martin Kobler. UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade

25 November 2011 – The top United Nations official in Iraq today strongly condemned the series of bomb attacks in the country’s southern city of Basra that has killed dozens of people and injured many more.

Media reports indicate at least 19 people died yesterday as a result of the apparently coordinated bombings at a market in the city, with the last of three explosions causing most of the injuries.

In a statement, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq Martin Kobler offered his condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and authorities of Basra and Iraq.


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