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Ban deplores Baghdad bomb attacks

world Updated: Aug 01, 2009 14:59 IST

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the bomb attacks on five mosques in Baghdad, that have left dozens dead and wounded.

Ban said, attacks against places of worship cannot be justified by any political or religious cause. “These attacks appear to be aimed at provoking sectarian strife and undermining stability in Iraq,” the Secretary General said on Friday.

In a statement, Ban appealed to the Iraqi people to remain steadfast in their efforts to resolve difference through dialogue and achieve national reconciliation.

The United Nations is committed to helping the Iraqi people in this important endeavor, Ban said.