|KHRP Condemns Wednesday’s Devastating Bomb Attack in Mosul|
The bombing, which involved the explosion of several petrol tankers in a crowded village area, is feared to have killed up to 400 people. Hundreds more have been injured, while attempts to rescue civilians trapped under rubble are ongoing. The attack was seemingly deliberately aimed at the minority Kurdish Yezidi religious community.In reaction to news of the attack, KHRP Deputy Director Rachel Bernu today stated: “This attack reveals the threats faced by minorities, especially religious minorities, even in relatively stable regions of Iraq. It is essential that the authorities in Iraq deal with such violent acts not simply through security measures, but through cooperation with regional and local governments. The utmost priority must be given to the development of democratic institutions, the rule of law and the adequate protection of minorities and unarmed civilians across the country."