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British Ambassador to Iraq, Simon Collis, has strongly condemned the attacks in Baghdad and around Iraq today which killed and injured a large number of people.
“These are shocking and cowardly attacks which demonstrate a complete disregard for human life. It is especially horrifying that some of these attacks seem to have targeted children and families celebrating Eid al-Adha.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the those killed and injured today. The British Government is committed to working with the Government of Iraq to defeat those who perpetrate such acts of violence.”