US condemns attack on refugee camp in Iraq

Posted at: 02/09/2013 10:08 PM
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(AP) WASHINGTON - The State Department is condemning the rocket and mortar attack that killed six people and wounded dozens of others at a refugee camp near Baghdad’s international airport.

In a statement issued Saturday, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland denounced what she called "the vicious and senseless terrorist attack" and offered condolences from the United States to the families of the victims.

Nuland acknowledged that the Iraqi government is investigating the attack and called on the government to take all appropriate measures to enhance security for its people.

More than 3,000 people live at the camp. The government of Iraq has asked the international community to hasten the resettlement of the refugees.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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