The Arab League (AL) Secretary General Amr Moussa strongly condemned on Monday the terrorist attacks in Iraq's Mosul and Baghdad which left scores of killed and injured.
In a statement issued on Monday by AL, Moussa denounced the brutal acts against Iraqi people which were aimed at stirring sectarian unrest and undermining efforts of reconciliation and stability in Iraq.
The secretary general extended his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Iraq, stressing on the importance of concerted efforts of all the political parties in dealing with such crimes especially in the meantime.
At least 49 people were killed and more than 260 wounded in a series of deadly bomb attacks across Iraq on Monday, raising fear for a return of sectarian bloodshed between Sunni and Shiite communities.
Sporadic attacks are still common in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, despite the dramatic drop of violence over the past two years.
Last week, 38 people were killed and 267 others were wounded ina car bomb explosion in Mosul when worshippers left the Shiite Mosque after their Friday prayer.
Recent attacks have raised concerns about the ability of Iraqi security forces to contain violence after the U.S. troops pulled out of Iraqi cities and towns on June 30 in line with a pact signed late last year between Baghdad and Washington.