UN envoy strongly condemns deadly bombings in Iraqi

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Martin Kobler, UN envoy in Iraq

The top UN envoy in Iraq has condemned a series of deadly bombings on Thursday which killed at least 35 people and injured hundreds in the country.

The attacks occurred in several cities, including the capital, Baghdad.

Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, called on the Iraqi people to remain steadfast in the face of what he said are attempts to derail the quest for a better future.

Dianne Penn reports.

Kobler expressed concern at the continued violence in Iraq and the targeting of security personnel, as well as indiscriminate attacks on civilians.

He called for an end to what described as "horrendous crimes being committed against the Iraqi people."

Mr. Kobler said these attacks need to stop for Iraq to achieve what he called "the prosperous and secure future its people duly deserve."

Kobler stressed the need for all Iraqis to work together to end what he described as the "hideous crimes" to hamper their success as a democratic, stable and prosperous nation.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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