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UN envoy slams car bombings in Iraq


19:45, May 28, 2013

BAGHDAD, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations special envoy to Iraq on Tuesday condemned the latest wave of car bombings in Baghdad, calling the Iraqi leaders to exert further efforts to bring an end to political differences in the country.

In a press release posted on the Internet and obtained by Xinhua, Martin Kobler "condemned in the strongest terms Monday's wave of bomb attacks that killed and injured dozens of innocent Iraqis in several crowded commercial areas of Baghdad."

"I once again urge all Iraqi leaders to do everything possible to protect Iraqi civilians. It is their responsibility to stop the bloodshed now," he said.

Kobler stressed that the Iraqi politicians must "act immediately and to engage in dialogue to resolve the political impasse and not let terrorists benefit from their political differences."

Kobler, who heads the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI), warned that security in Iraq could slide into more dangerous level if the Iraqi leaders would not take action to end their political crisis.

The UN envoy's remarks came in the wake of car bomb attacks that swept the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, leaving at least 34 people dead and about 155 people wounded.

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