Baghdad, April 21, 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, denounced the suicide attack on the Imam Kadhim University which took place yesterday in Baghdad.
“This is yet another example of sectarian based violence that the people of this country need to fight in order to bring this country to tranquility, and it is happening at a time when the Iraqi people are preparing to go to the polls in a few days”, Mr. Mladenov said.
"The target has been selected to incite sectarian hatred, with utter disregard for human life and religious values", added Mladenov.
“What happened today can only be described as a vicious and cowardly attack on innocent civilians”, the SRSG added.
“I would like to offer my condolences to the families of those who died and wish the injured a speedy recovery”, the UN Envoy said.