In a report published by the United Nations, it has been revealed that in April, the number of civilians killed in Iraq is as high as 410. This includes 11 federal police, Sahwa civil defense, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department. The number of civilians injured was 973.

The overall casualty figures are down from the previous month of March, where a total of 1,119 were killed and 1,561 were injured. The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, expressed his deep concern at the incessant violence.

“It pains us to see the continuing bloodletting and loss of life, particularly among civilians who are paying a high price as a result of bombings and the armed clashes”, Mr. Kubiš said.

“Terrorists have used suicide attacks to target cafés, places of worship, pilgrims and markets in a wicked, unrelenting campaign to cause maximum casualties and inflict untold suffering on the population”, he added.

Author: Ope Adedeji