|Iran expresses hope terrorism would be uprooted in Iraq||
TEHRAN – Iran on Wednesday condemned the recent attack on the acting Iraqi defense minister’s convoy, expressing hope that terrorism would be uprooted in the Arab country.
“We hope that the evil scourge of terrorism is uprooted and stability and security is promoted in the neighboring and Muslim country of Iraq through continuing efforts of and cooperation between all regional countries,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said.
According to AFP, a bomb struck Saadun al-Dulaimi’s convoy west of Baghdad on Tuesday, wounding two of his guards.
The roadside bomb hit the convoy as it travelled between Fallujah and Ramadi.
The bombing came after five senior officers, among them a divisional commander, and 10 other soldiers were killed on Saturday during an operation against militants in Anbar province, where Dulaimi’s convoy was travelling when it was attacked.
Violence in Iraq has reached a level not seen since 2008, when Iraq was just emerging from a brutal period of sectarian killings.
More than 6,650 people have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.
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