Hillary Clinton condemns Iraq bombings
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 12:22
Washington: Reiterating that those involved in extremist attacks will be pursued and brought to justice, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday condemned the series of bombings in Iraq over the past few weeks.

"The United States joins leaders of all communities in Iraq in condemning the bombings that have taken place over the past several weeks in various places across Iraq," Clinton said in a statement on her return from Africa.

"In particular, we condemn the repeated targeting of Shi'a places of worship and most recently ethnic Shabak and Yezidi villages in Ninewa province," she said.

Clinton said these attacks are reprehensible acts of extremists who are continuously attempting to ignite violence among people who desire to live in peace, despite being from different sectarian and ethnic groups.

"We reiterate the Iraqi Government's call that those individuals or groups responsible for these horrific acts will be pursued and brought to justice in accordance with Iraqi law," she said.

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First Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 12:22

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