Bomb attacks in Iraq condemned by UN envoy

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Martin Kobler

Bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thursday have been strongly condemned by the top United Nations envoy in the country.

According to reports, at least 63 people were killed and about 185 others injured including children in the attacks.

Charles Appel reports.

Martin Kobler, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Iraq, said attacks must stop if Iraq is ever to achieve the prosperous future that its people deserve.

He condemned the bomb blasts which he described as "horrendous crimes" against the Iraqi people.

Mr. Kobler urged all leaders in Iraq to unite and shoulder their responsibility to end the ongoing violence in the country.

He reiterated the United Nations' commitment to assist the people and government of Iraq in their efforts to build a peaceful, democratic and prosperous Iraq.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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