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Iraq witnessed most killings in April this year since 2008: UN
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 06 May 2013

According to the United Nations News Center, the month April this year has turned out be the deadliest month in Iraq since June 2008 after its civil war in which a record number of over seven hundred people got killed in communal violence and terror attacks.

UN has put up the figures of dead people in violence as 712 and 1,633 wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in April 2013. In the terror attacks last month  117 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and 195 were injured, the UN added. The capital city Baghdad was worst hit that recorded 697 civilian casualties in April.

Reacting to the gravity of situation in Iraq, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all Iraqis to come together to overcome the 'deep political crisis' that has arisen after US forces with drew from the country.

Ban also expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of latest spurt in violence in Iraq and wished the wounded a speedy recovery. He urged all Iraqi leaders to come together and engage in constructive and inclusive dialogue with the firm determination of overcoming the deep political crisis the country is facing.