In the wake of deadly attacks, UN envoy appeals for dialogue

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Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, at Birmingham University, June 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The United Nation’s special representative to Iraq condemns widespread car bombings that left dozens of civilians injured in recent days.

“Less than a week after a string of similar attacks, Iraqis are hit by another round of deadly and remorseless acts of terrorism,” said the Secretary-General’s Envoy for Iraq, Martin Kobler.

In a statement Sunday Mr Kobler called on Iraqi leaders to seek dialogue to discuss the nation’s current challenges.

“Nothing can justify such despicable and heinous crimes that target innocent people going about their daily business,” he said.

According to media reports the bombings left 30 people dead, and dozens more injured in a wave of bombings that took place on Sunday. Most of these explosions happened in crowded areas across central and southern Iraq.

On Monday last week, similar attacks killed 70 people across cities in northern Iraq.

Iraq has experienced some of the deadliest bombings on record in recent months. In April, 712 Iraqis died and more than 1,600  were injured. In May, the death toll increased to 1,045 and more than 2,300 were wounded, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

UN officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have called on Iraqi officials to put more effort efforts in finding a way to end sectarian violence.

Mr. Kobler said political leaders should sit together to find solutions to the problems the country is facing.

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