Baird Condemns Eid al-Fitr Bombing in Iraq

August 10, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada unequivocally condemns the abhorrent attacks that killed scores of people and injured more than one hundred in mainly Shi’ite areas in Baghdad.

“Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the victims of this senseless violence. We also wish a speedy recovery to those injured.

“Today’s attacks come while Muslims around the world observe Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. These despicable attacks appear to have targeted Iraqi Shi’ites celebrating this Muslim holiday.

“Canada urges Iraqi authorities to bring those responsible to justice, and to protect those who seek to build a more prosperous and peaceful Iraq.”

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