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A third terrorist attack in three consecutive days has targeted Baghdad today, causing many deaths among the people of the city. Violence targeting innocent civilians is unacceptable. The European Union extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these attacks.
These attacks confirm the importance of overcoming divisions within the country, focusing on combatting terrorist groups and restoring security and the rule of law throughout the whole country.
The European Union supports Iraq in its efforts to achieve reconciliation and bring reform, and pledges to continue its political and financial support to the population and the authorities in the country in their fight for peace, democracy and pluralism.