UN's Ban Ki-moon condemns Iraq football slayings

The United Nations Secretary General has condemned the two terrorist bomb attacks in Baghdad that killed more than 50 Iraqi civilians celebrating their national team's Asian Cup semi-final victory. "Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, condemns this reprehensible act which came at a moment when all of Iraq had joined together to celebrate the success of their nation," his press office said in a statement. Ban Ki-moon expressed hope that the people of Iraq "will be undeterred by this despicable act and will come together in the spirit of national unity symbolized by their national football team".