Canada Condemns Attack in Baghdad Church

(No. 349 – November 1, 2010 – 4:15 p.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement condemning the October 31 terrorist attack in Baghdad:
“Canada condemns Sunday’s terrorist attack on worshippers at Baghdad’s Church of Our Lady of Salvation. On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those killed, and wish a full and rapid recovery to the injured.
“We condemn in the strongest terms those who would conduct such a cowardly, vicious and senseless attack on innocent civilians in a place of worship.
“We have received no reports to date of Canadian deaths or injuries in this attack. Canadian officials in Ottawa and Baghdad are in close contact with Iraqi authorities and are monitoring the situation.
“We invite Canadian citizens in Baghdad, even if they have not been affected by the attack, to call home and reassure their loved ones.”