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Iran Condemns Deadly Bombings in Iraq

Politics - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks and bombings across Iraq.

A series of car bombs in mainly Shiite areas of Baghdad killed 57 people and wounded more than 150, in what appeared to be coordinated attacks on people celebrating the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

“These terrorist acts on Eid al-Fitr day and at the end of the month of Ramadan once again showed that terrorists are not committed to any principle …,” Araqchi said.

The Iranian diplomat also offered condolences to the government and people of Iraq over the deadly incidents.

The 12 separate blasts targeting markets, busy shopping streets and parks where families like to mark Eid were part of a surge in violence in Iraq since the start of the year.

This has been one of the deadliest Ramadan months in years, with regular bomb attacks killing scores of people, especially in the capital. The latest bombings were similar to attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday in which 50 died.

More than 1,000 Iraqis have been killed in July, the highest monthly death toll since 2008, according to the United Nations.


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