UN deplores continuing loss of civilian life in Iraq

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Aftermath of a bombing attack in Iraq: photo – IRIN

Close to 230 civilians were killed and more than 850 others wounded in acts of terrorism and armed violence in Iraq in March, according to figures released by the UN mission in the country (UNAMI) on Monday.

UNAMI says that in addition to the civilian casualties, 227 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed and 300 others wounded as a result of such attacks.

UNAMI says it is concerned at the rise in violence and the increasing toll on the lives of Iraqi civilians as the country continues to suffer from attacks perpetrated by a number of terrorist groups in the country.

According to UNAMI, these groups include Al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq.

It says the most affected areas remain Baghdad and the governorates of Anbar, Salahuddin and the disputed areas of Ninewa and Kirkuk.

UNAMI points out that the acts of terrorism and conflict also have a detrimental impact on civilian infrastructure in Iraq.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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