UN envoy strongly condemns attacks in Iraq

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Martin Klober

Deadly attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad on Tuesday have been strongly condemned by the top United Nations envoy for the country.

According to reports, up to 60 people have been killed and scores of others injured in the attacks, which targeted public places, such as markets, restaurants and bus stops during the morning rush hour.

UN Spokesperson, Martin Nesirky has more.

"Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Iraq condemned in the strongest terms the spate of coordinated car bomb attacks and shootings that have once again killed and injured dozens of innocent people in several areas of the capital, Baghdad. Mr. Kobler said that nothing can justify such heinous crimes." (20")

Mr. Kobler said once again innocent people going about their daily lives were viciously attacked.

He extended his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wished for a speedy recovery to those who were injured.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

Duration: 1'01"

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