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PM condemns 'callous' terrorist attack

PM condemns 'callous' terrorist attack

The Prime Minister has condemned a suicide attack in Iraq which has killed at least 100 people and wounded many more.

The blast in the city of Hilla happened as a suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives into a queue of people seeking work at a Government office, police say.

Tony Blair said:

"I condemn this morning's callous attack in Hilla. My thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have been killed and with those injured.

"All civilised people should feel nothing but revulsion for the terrorists who can kill innocent Iraqis who only want to help build a new democracy and a better society."

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said there was 'no place for these horrific attacks in a civilised society.'

"To attack and kill the very people who are trying to contribute positively to the new Iraq is the height of callous brutality."

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