Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton today condemned the multiple bombings in Baghdad that
killed more than 20 people and left dozens injured.
"We mourn the loss of life and extend our condolences
to the victims` families, friends, and communities," Clinton
said in a statement.
"The terrorists who committed these crimes aim to sow
fear among the Iraqi people, but they will not succeed in
derailing Iraq`s efforts to build a future of peace and
security," she said, adding that Iraqis were engaged in the
democratic process and laying foundation for the upcoming
The confidence of Iraqi people in the political system
and their ability to chart out their own future is a direct
rebuke to the perpetrators of such attacks, Clinton added.