03 Aug '11, 4am

US condemns \\"horrific\\" Iraq church bombing

US condemns \\"horrific\\" Iraq church bombing

WASHINGTON: The United States condemned the "horrific" bombing Tuesday outside of a church in Kirkuk, Iraq and said it was confident the Iraqi government would bring those responsible to justice. "We deplore the attack today outside the Holy Family Church in Kirkuk and extend our condolences to the victims' families and loved ones," the State Department said in a statement. "Attacks like this, which target religious minorities, demonstrate the extent to which certain terrorist groups will go to disrupt the progress Iraq has made toward reducing violence," said acting spokesman Mark Toner. The car bomb attack on a Syrian Catholic church wounded 15 people in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, as two other car bombings of Christian targets were foiled, police said. The wounded included church staff and people in neighboring houses, a high-ranking officer in the Kir...

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