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Clinton condemns Baghdad blasts

2010-01-27 09:25 BJT

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday condemned the multiple bombings in Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday and Tuesday, saying perpetrators of the blasts won't succeed in derailing Iraq's democratic process.

Clinton extended her condolences in a press release, saying terrorists who committed these crimes aim to sow fear among the Iraqi people, but "will not succeed" in derailing Iraq's democratic process and upcoming elections.

At least 18 people were killed and some 80 others injured when a suicide minibus bomber struck a police building in the central Baghdad Tuesday, in the wake of three deadly blasts targeting the city's hotels Monday which left at least 36 dead and dozens wounded.

Iraq is to hold crucial parliamentary elections on March 7, and recent car bomb attacks have raised fresh concerns about worsening security situation there.

Editor: Jin Lin | Source: Xinhua