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Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attack In Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

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

The Secretary-General condemns the deadly artillery shelling yesterday in the Zakho district of Dohuk Governorate, Kurdistan region of Iraq, that reportedly killed 8 civilians and injured 23 others.

The Secretary-General calls for a prompt and thorough investigation into the incident to determine the circumstances surrounding the attack and to ensure accountability.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

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