Top envoy strongly condemns deadly attacks in Iraq

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The top United Nations envoy in Iraq on Monday strongly condemned attacks that have claimed dozens of lives across the Middle Eastern nation since Sunday.

Gerry Adams reports.

A series of attacks – targeting both Iraqi security forces and civilians – killed at least 25 people on Monday.

The wave of violence was preceded on Sunday with a string of attacks which left 19 people dead and another 77 wounded.

Sunday's violence included a series of bomb blasts in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk. "The attacks in the disputed internal areas further aggravate the tensions there," said Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General's Special Representative in Iraq.

UNAMI, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, was established as a political mission by the UN Security Council in 2003.

It is mandated to help with advancing inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation, among other duties.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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