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Iraq: Several Londons A Day

excerpts from a report from Ireland Online. July 22, 2005

Iraq has asked the UN Security Council to condemn the recent spate of bombings and attacks.

“Unfortunately, we’ve been having several Londons a day in Iraq for some time,” Iraq’s deputy UN ambassador Fesial al-Istrabadi said yesterday, referring to the bombing or attempted bombing of three tube trains and a bus twice in the past two weeks.

Hours after the first attacks on July 7, which killed 52 people and four suspected suicide bombers, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the attacks and demanding that the perpetrators be brought to justice.

Al-Istrabadi said he believes “there is great will on the part of the Security Council to acknowledge the horror that the people of Iraq have been living through – and in fact condemn it.”

He cited the nearly 100 people killed in Saturday’s massive bombing in Musayyib, 40 miles north of Baghdad, and other attacks including the July 13 car bomb in Baghdad that killed 27 Iraqis and one American soldier.

Meanwhile, gunmen seized two Algerian diplomats yesterday – including the country’s top envoy to Iraq – in the latest attacks aimed at scaring away Muslim diplomats and undermining the US-backed Iraqi government.

The abductions brought to five the number of key diplomats from Islamic countries targeted in Baghdad in less than three weeks. The top Egyptian envoy was reportedly killed after being captured, and two apparent kidnapping attempts against diplomats were foiled.

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