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Obama condemns suicide attacks in Iraq

Iraqi PM points finger at al-Qaeda


US President Barack Obama has condemned this weekend’s suicide bomb attacks in Iraq as “hateful and destructive.” Sunday’s double bombing in Baghdad killed 132 people and injured more than 520. The attacks near the Ministry of Justice were the worst Iraq has seen in more than two years. In his statement at the White House, Obama said he had spoken with Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki and offered his sympathies and support. “These bombings serve no purpose other than the murder of innocent men, women and children,” Obama said. “They only reveal the hateful and destructive agenda of those who would deny the Iraqi people the future that they deserve.” Iraqi PM Maliki has said al-Qaeda and followers of former president Saddam Hussein are behind the violence.

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