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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

New York, 1 December 2015 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in Baghdad, Iraq

The Secretary-General condemns the two bomb attacks in Baghdad on 30 November, which killed at least 15 civilians and injured several dozen, many of whom were marking the Shi’a religious observance of Arbaeen. He expresses his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General stresses that no cause can justify such acts of terrorism. He hopes that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes will be swiftly brought to justice.

The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq to support the Government and people of Iraq in bringing an end to sectarianism and fostering a spirit of national unity and reconciliation.

Statements on 1 December 2015