UN envoy 'strongly condemns' wave of attacks across Iraq

Special Representative for Iraq Martin Kobler. UN Photo/Mark Garten

9 September 2012 – The United Nations envoy in Iraq today spoke out against a series of attacks that killed dozens and injured many more across the Middle Eastern country.

“I strongly condemn the heinous attacks and the senseless violence that, once again, have claimed dozens of lives,” the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Iraq, Martin Kobler, said in a news release.

According to media reports, a series of attacks in 11 cities on Sunday killed more than 50 people and injured more than 200 others. The attacks reportedly targeted Iraqi security forces, police recruits and markets, and involved both bombs and attacks by gunmen.

“My thoughts are with all those who've suffered the loss of a loved one today, and I wish a speedy recovery to those who were wounded,” Mr. Kobler added in the news release.


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