15 September 2017 - 17:48
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Rasa - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Iraq which killed and injured several people.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi

RNA - "We sympathize with the families of the victims of Thursday's terrorist attacks in the neighboring country of Iraq," Qassemi said on Friday.

 

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman expressed deep regret over martyrdom several Iranian pilgrims in the attacks as well.

 

"Relevant organizations and bodies, including the Iranian embassy in Baghdad, are examining details of the incidents in a bid to identify the victims,” Qassemi said.

 

Iraqi security and medical sources say more than 80 people, including seven Iranians, have lost their lives in twin gun and car bomb attacks striking the country’s Southern province of Dhi Qar.

 

Abdel Hussein al-Jabri, deputy health chief for Dhi Qar province said that at least 84 people lost their lives in the attacks, which left 93 others wounded.

 

One of the attacks occurred close to a restaurant near the city of Nasiriyah, the capital city of Dhi Qar province, situated about 370 kilometers (225 miles) Southeast of the capital, Baghdad, on Thursday afternoon.

 

Local officials say the death toll could rise due to the critical condition of some of the wounded.

 

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