Series of Bombings Rock Iraqi Cities

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A series of bombings have rocked Iraqi cities particularly in Baghdad, as well as in the cities of Baquba, Kirkuk, Samarra, Dibis and Taji.

Media reports say wave of attacks include 14 separate car bombings which have left 33 people dead and 100 more injured.

The blasts were reportedly a series of co-ordinated attacks targeting Shia neighbourhoods.

The top United Nations envoy in Iraq today expressed strong condemnation and called on the Iraqi people to remain steadfast amid attempts to derail the country’s quest for democracy and stability.

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A young girl in an internally displaced person’s camp in Suleimaniyah. UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran

“These horrendous crimes being committed against the Iraqi people need to stop for Iraq to achieve the prosperous and secure future its people duly deserve.” – Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq Martin Kobler

Mr. Kobler voiced concern at the ongoing violence in the country and the targeting of security officials and personnel as well as the indiscriminate attacks on civilians.

Mr. Kobler, who also heads the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), called on the Iraqi people to remain steadfast in the face of the attempts to derail Iraq’s quest for a better future.

Late March this year, a series of deadly bomb attacks in a number of Iraqi cities have claimed the lives of more than 40 people and injured many others.

Media reports indicated that a series of coordinated bomb blasts went off in over a dozen cities and towns, including the capital, Baghdad, as well as Karbala, Kirkuk, Falluja and Mosul, killing more than 40 people and wounding scores of others.

The deadly bombings coincides with the ninth anniversary of the US invasion and days before the nation hosts a meeting of Arab leaders

The attacks on some Iraqi cities come nine years to the day since a U.S.-led army invaded Iraq on 20th of March 2003 which had ousted notorious dictator Saddam Hussein.

On December 2006, Saddam Hussein, the man who brought suffering to many Arabs, has been executed in a secret location in a northern Baghdad suburb, Khademiya.

Reports say nearly 4,500 Americans were killed before the last American troops left Iraq in December 2011.

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