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Foreign Office condemns attacks on police headquarters in Northern Iraq

The FCO has condemned yesterday's attacks on Iraqi security forces in Kirkuk and calls on Iraq’s leaders to send out a strong message against violence.

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Commenting on the coordinated attacks on police headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk which killed 30 people and wounded more than 70 others, a Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said:

“Yesterday’s appalling attack in Kirkuk was perpetrated by extremists who have no regard for human life and Iraq’s peace, stability and prosperity. We condemn such attacks on the Iraqi police and security forces, and are shocked by the loss of life, in this case including many civilians. We continue to stand by the Government of Iraq and all parties committed to Iraq’s democratic and peaceful future, and call on all Iraq’s leaders to send out a strong and united message condemning violence and supporting the rule of law.”

Further information

UK in Iraq website

British Embassy Baghdad @UKinIraq

British Ambassador in Iraq, Simon Collis @HMASimonCollis

Published 4 February 2013