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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:22

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the loss of life in Karbala, Iraq

The Secretary-General learned with deep sorrow of the loss of life and injuries that occurred near the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, Iraq.

A large number of worshippers were present on the site to commemorate Ashura, including nationals from Iraq and other countries.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured. The United Nations stands ready to support the Government in dealing with this tragedy.


Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 11 September 2019

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