William Hague condemns 'cowardly attacks' in Baghdad

I condemn today's cowardly attacks in Baghdad. The vast majority of Iraqis want to leave behind the violence of the past to build a peaceful and prosperous country, and the UK Government will continue to support them to do so.

At this time in particular, we remember all those - British, Iraqi and others - who lost their lives in conflict in Iraq. We also recognise the sacrifices and determination of the Iraqi people, to overcome terrorism.

– Foreign Secretary William Hague

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Blasts rock Baghdad killing 56

Car bombs and a suicide blast hit Shi'ite districts of Iraq's capital Baghdad killing at least 50 people, according to police and hospital sources.