Iraq: SRSG condemns the criminal bombings of innocent civilians calling them repugnant

Baghdad - 10 November 2008 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Staffan de Mistura condemned the double bombing in the Kasra district of Baghdad today killing dozens of innocent civilians and wounding scores more. Mr. de Mistura described these detestable bombings as, "repugnant crimes aimed at re-instilling fear, distrust and division among the public just as Iraq prepares itself to assume political normalcy with the upcoming provincial elections."

The SRSG extends the United Nations' sincere condolences to the bereaved families and its wishes for the full and speedy recovery for the wounded.