UN envoy voices dismay following deadly attacks in Iraq

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

28 November 2012 – The top United Nations envoy in Iraq voiced his dismay today following a series of attacks against innocent civilians, including worshippers, in the country.

“These inhuman acts only add to the senseless suffering of innocent people and their families,” said Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq.

According to media reports, at least 19 people have been killed in three separate bomb attacks in predominantly Shia Muslim areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Tuesday. Dozens of others were wounded in the blasts near Shia mosques in the north and north-east of the city.

Several explosions also reportedly took place yesterday in the northern city of Kirkuk, leading to a number of deaths and injuries.

In a news release issued by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), which he heads, Mr. Kobler also expressed his profound sympathy to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.


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