Ban Ki-moon Deplores Deadly Baghdad Market Bombing
Secretary-General deplores deadly bombing at Baghdad market
17 June 2008 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today’s terrorist bombing at a market in northern Baghdad that has reportedly killed at least 50 people and left scores more injured.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he extended “his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous attack.”
Media reports say a car bomb exploded in the early evening near a crowded bus terminal in the Hurriya neighbourhood in the northwest of the Iraqi capital. It is the deadliest attack in Baghdad for three months.