American Forces Press Service
April 15, 2008 - Multinational Force Iraq today issued a statement strongly condemning today's attacks against innocent Iraqi civilians. "The Iraqis killed and wounded in today's brutal attacks in Baquoba, Ramadi and Baghdad were innocent victims of extremists who subscribe to a philosophy of hatred," the statement said. "The attacks have the appearance of having been carried out by al-Qaida Iraq."
Car bombs and a suicide attacker struck crowded areas in the three cities, killing nearly 60 people and wounding dozens, according to news reports.
Multinational Force Iraq is working closely with Iraqi authorities to ensure adequate medical supplies, and humanitarian assistance is available for the victims and their families, officials said. Coalition forces also will work closely with Iraqi security forces to help find those who perpetrated the attacks and bring them to justice.