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S. Korea condemns terrorist attacks in Iraq, Tunisia

All Headlines 17:45 March 08, 2016

SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Tuesday condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Iraq and Tunisia that left scores of people dead, saying it stands firm with the international community in rooting out terrorism.

On Sunday, a suicide truck bomb attack left at least 47 people dead at a checkpoint south of Baghdad, according to media reports. In Tunisia, more than 50 people were killed in a raid by Islamist fighters near the Libyan border the following day. Both attacks have been linked to the Islamic State militant group.

"Our government ... expresses deep condolences to the victims, their families, and the people and governments of Iraq and Tunisia," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "Our government strongly condemns such terrorist acts and again declares its firm view that terrorist acts cannot be justified for any reason."

South Korea pledges to continue its active contributions to the international community's efforts to eradicate terrorism, it added.

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