Friday, 25 March 2016 03:00

SRSG Kubiš Calls Bombing at Football Stadium “Abhorrent Act”, Calls for Iraqi Unity to Thwart Terrorists’ Goals

Baghdad, 25 March 2016 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist bombing that targeted spectators at a football stadium in the town of Iskanderiyah south of Baghdad, killing or injuring many civilians.

“The evildoers are aiming their wrath at the innocent and vulnerable civilians,” the SRSG said. “Today, Daesh committed yet another atrocity, targeting families who were enjoying their weekend attending a football game in their hometown. This abhorrent act deserves the strongest condemnation.”

The SRSG expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Iraq, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

Mr. Kubiš reiterates his call on Iraqis to unite to thwart the terrorists’ goals of inciting sectarian tensions in the country. He calls on the Government of Iraq to make sure that the perpetrators of these crimes and those behind them are swiftly brought to justice.

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