Guterres condemns the Baghdad bombing, stresses that the perpetrators will be brought to justice
China News Service, July 21. According to the United Nations website, on the 19th local time, a suicide bombing occurred in a market in Sadr, the eastern suburb of Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, killing at least 35 people. UN Secretary General Guterres strongly condemned this “horrible bomb attack against civilians.”
p > In a statement issued through Deputy Spokesperson Hack, Guterres stated that the deadly attack in Baghdad’s Sadr city “reminds us all that terrorists are unscrupulous”.
Guterres expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the Iraqi government and people, and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The statement stated that Guterres emphasized the need to quickly bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.
In addition, UNICEF also expressed regret over the deaths and injuries of many people, including children, in the explosion.
The UNICEF representative in Iraq, Shima Sen Gupta, said: “This terrible attack on the eve of Eid al-Adha is a shocking reminder that Iraqi children continue to face violence.”
Reported that this was the deadliest explosion in Baghdad in six months. The extremist organization “Islamic State” claimed responsibility for the incident on the 20th.