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Iran strongly condemns Iraq terrorist bombings

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the deadly bombings against pilgrims in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala and expressed sympathy with the families of the victims.

On Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham voiced the Islamic Republic’s firm support for the Iraqi nation and government in their fight against the ominous phenomenon of terrorism.

She said that national unity and solidarity among different Iraqi tribes and groups as well as the strong determination of the Iraqi government, nation and army in confronting terrorism can thwart the current plots against Iraq and the region.

Afkham also called on the international community to take a firm stance with regard to the fresh wave of terrorist attacks in Iraqi cities.

Earlier on Monday, three car bombs exploded simultaneously near government offices in Shia holy city of Karbala, killing at least 16 people and injuring 40 others.

Also on Monday, at least 17 people lost their lives and 28 others were injured after an assailant blew up his explosives among worshipers leaving a Shia mosque in a commercial area in the center of Baghdad following midday prayers.

Iraq has been witnessing similar deadly incidents almost on a daily basis. Dozens of civilians, mostly in Shia neighborhoods, have lost their lives in Baghdad over the past week.

The overall security situation in Iraq has worsened over the past months after the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, of whom many are foreign militants, took control of parts of the country’s northern and western regions.

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