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No: 153, 4 June 2012, Press Release Regarding the Suicide Attack Perpetrated Against the Shiite Endowment in Baghdad, Capital of Iraq.

We have learnt with deep sorrow that eighteen people lost their lives and approximately fifty people were injured in the suicide attack this morning perpetrated against the Shiite Endowment in Baghdad, Capital of Iraq, according to initial reports.

We strongly condemn this heinous attack targeting peace and stability of Iraq in this sensitive period that the country is passing through. Furthermore, we wish mercy upon those who lost their lives, convey condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those wounded in these attacks.

As it has always been the case, Turkey will continue to be in solidarity with the friendly and brotherly people of Iraq in their fight against terrorism.