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Iraq: Ban Deplores Series Of Deadly Car Bombings

Ban Deplores Series Of Deadly Car Bombings In Baghdad

New York, Dec 8 2009 1:10PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today’s series of car bombings across Baghdad that have killed or injured scores of residents of the Iraqi capital.

“I am very shocked and I condemn in the strongest terms possible,” Mr. Ban told journalists at United Nations Headquarters in New York. “This is just unacceptable – [a] horrendous terrorist bombing against civilians.”

Media reports suggest at least 120 people have died and more than 440 others are injured as a result of five bombings which occurred within minutes of each other across the city.

Today’s attacks have taken place just days after the Iraqi parliament approved revised electoral laws, paving the way for national elections to be held in the strife-torn country early next year.

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