NEW YORK, 23rd April, 2016 (WAM) — A senior UN official in Iraq has strongly condemned a terrorist suicide bombing that targeted worshippers at a mosque in Radwaniya in southern Baghdad, killing and injuring many innocent civilians.

“Targeting innocent people during Friday prayers is an act of unparalleled criminality,” said Jan Kubis, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, in a press release.

He offered condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured speedy recovery.

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) also underlined that the terrorists aim from such attacks is to weaken national unity and undermine the State.

He called on the Iraqi Government to do its utmost to bring those behind the terrorist attacks to justice.

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