Mladenov: The explosion this morning near Baghdad International Airport was on a convoy of the United Nations


BAGHDAD / NINA / Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov said on Sunday that the explosion of the car bomb driven by a suicide bomber today morning near the Baghdad International Airport targeted a convoy of the United Nations in Baghdad.

He said in a statement today that the convoy of the United Nations is composed of three vehicles was traveling from Baghdad International Airport to the Green Zone came under an explosion this morning and did not result in the killing or injury of any of the United Nations personnel who have all returned safely to the mission headquarters, as one of the vehicles suffered severe damage.

Mladenov said that this unfortunate incident will not deter the United Nations to continue its work in support of Iraq and its people who faces violence long ago, adding that he looks forward to working together with the Iraqi government to ensure that the perpetrators who carried out this attack are brought to justice.

A car bomb driven by a suicide bomber exploded this morning near the Abbas Ibn Firnas Square on the road to the international airport without losses.

A police source said the car exploded before reaching its target in the street near the Abbas Ibn Firnas square without casualties, adding that the explosion resulted in causing material damage to a number of nearby cars. / End

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