UN voices deep concern at “incessant violence” in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS, May 2 (APP): A total of 741 Iraqis were killed and another 1,374 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq last month, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

“It pains us to see the continuing bloodletting and loss of life, particularly among civilians who are paying a high price as a result of bombings and the armed clashes”, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Iraq, Jan Kubis, said, while stressing his deep concern at the incessant violence.

“Terrorists have used suicide attacks to target places of worship, pilgrims and markets in a wicked, unrelenting campaign to cause maximum casualties and inflict untold suffering on the population”, he added.