UN envoy is outraged by killings during Eid ul-Fitr in Iraq

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Aftermath of a bombing attack in Iraq. [Photo from file - IRIN]

The violence that has killed more than 60 people and injured over 200 others in Iraq reflects the inhuman character of its perpetrators.

That's what Gyorgy Busztin, the Deputy Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, said following a series of coordinated bombings that targeted shopping areas and parks in the capital, Baghdad.

According to reports, the car bombings, which happened over the weekend as Iraqis were celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, struck mostly Shiite neighbourhooods.

Mr. Busztin called on all honest Iraqis to unite to put an end to what he says is "this murderous violence that aims to push the country into sectarian strife".

The UN envoy, who expressed shock and outrage at the attacks, extended his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wished speedy recovery to the wounded.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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