Iraq condemns terrorist attack in London

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-04 21:40:26|Editor: MJ
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BAGHDAD, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Iraq on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack that took place on Saturday night in central London, leaving at least seven people killed and 48 others injured.

"The Iraqi Foreign Ministry condemns the terrorist attack that occurred in London, asserting its solidarity with the United Kingdom in face of chain terrorist acts," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry reiterates Iraq's call for the need to strongly address all the incubators of terrorism and extremism and their media platforms that promote such rhetoric, the ministry said.

"The ministry expressed its condolences to the families of victims of the terrorist attack and wished speedy recovery to those injured," it added.

Unidentified attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night and stabbed people in the nearby Borough Market area, which was crowded with people at the time.

Seven people died and some 48 wounded by the attack, in addition to the three attackers who were shot dead by police.