Bomb attack on Iraq market a “heinous crime”

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Ban Ki-moon is the UN Secretary-General. UN File Photo/E. Debebe

A "devastating" bomb attack in Iraq has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

More than 100 people reportedly died when a suicide bomber exploded a truck in a crowded market in Khan Bani Saad, a town north of the capital, Baghdad, on Friday.

The Secretary-General said his thoughts and prayers are with their families and with the scores of those injured in what he labelled “this heinous crime.”

Dianne Penn has the story.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the attack as "devastating" and condemned it in the strongest terms.

In a statement on Saturday, he pointed out that the bombing took place as Iraqis were celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Mr Ban said he hopes the perpetrators of what he called "this heinous crime" are swiftly brought to justice. 

He also expressed solidarity with the people and Government of Iraq.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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