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Turkey condemns terrorist attacks in Iraq


14:18, December 08, 2011

ANKARA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Turkey condemned on Wednesday the terrorist attacks staged in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and the city Hilla a day before, said an official statement.

The Turkish foreign ministry's statement said at least 30 people, including women and children, were killed and more than 100 people were injured in the terrorist attacks during the Ashura ritual in Baghdad and Hilla.

The statement offered its condolences to the relatives of those who were killed in these attacks, and said that it believes the Iraqi people would act with common sense and would not allow a spiral of violence to happen in their country.

The statement said that Turkey would cooperate with the Iraqi government and people in combating terrorism."

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