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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 6, 2006


Bombing in Holy City of Najaf

We extend our deepest condolences to the people of Iraq in the wake of the brutal bombing attack on worshippers near the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf. The terrorists who seek to attack Iraq's religious sites are the enemies of all faiths and of all humanity. The international community must stand united against them, and resolutely behind the people of Iraq. The United States condemns this cowardly act in the strongest possible terms. We ask all Iraqis to exercise restraint in the wake of this tragedy, and to pursue justice in accordance with the laws and constitution of Iraq. The United States will continue to do all in its power to assist the Government of Iraq in bringing to justice those responsible for this heinous crime.

2006/348

Released on April 6, 2006

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