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Thursday, September 20th, 2018

UN chief condemns twin suicide attacks in Baghdad


New York (UNA-OIC) � United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned Monday’s twin terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, stressing the UN’s support for the country in its fight against terrorism.

In a statement, Guterres reiterated that the UN will continue to stand by the government and people of Iraq in their efforts to fight terrorism and rebuild their country.

According to media reports, at least 38 individuals were killed and over 100 injured when suicide bombers detonated two explosives in a busy square in the city during the morning rush hour.

Earlier on Monday, UN Special Envoy for Iraq Jan Kubis also denounced the attack and said that despite a defeat on the battlefield, terrorist groups continue to pose a threat, in particular to ordinary citizens.

In a tweet by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), Kubis urged for greater vigilance by the authorities and unity among the Iraqi people to thwart the aims of terrorists like ISIL who seek to derail the country’s recovery after a long conflict.

Source: International Islamic News Agency