Strongly Condemning ‘Horrific’ Bombing of Iraq Market, Secretary-General Says Attack ‘Is a Reminder to Us All’ That Terrorism Knows No Bounds

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific bomb attack targeting civilians at a market in Al-Sadr City today.

He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Iraq.  He wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

This deadly attack ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday is a reminder to us all that the scourge of terrorism knows no bounds.

The Secretary-General underlines the need for the perpetrators of this crime to be swiftly brought to justice.

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