EU condemns terrorist attack in Iraq

BRUSSELS — Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the European Commission, has condemned the terrorist attack which targeted the Karrada district of Baghdad, killing and wounding a large number of people.

According to the European Union Newsroom Website, Mogherini said, “Our thoughts are with all Iraqis, as Baghdad was hit by two terrorist attacks between Monday night and Tuesday morning, resulting in a large number of civilian casualties. Families breaking fast together in the Holy Month of Ramadan were among the victims. We extend our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a full recovery to those injured in the attacks.”

She continued, “At this critical political juncture in Iraqi history, the European Union reaffirms its continuous commitment to support politically and financially the Iraqi people and authorities in their quest to fight all forms of terrorism in the country and build a peaceful, democratic, prosperous and inclusive Iraq.”

Source: Emirates News Agency