U.S. condemns terrorist attack in Iraq
The U.S. called the attack brutal, senseless, and utterly unacceptable. Terrorists used rockets to attack the camp.
"At the highest levels, we have personally urged the Government of Iraq to render all possible medical assistance to the victims and ensure the safety of the camp's residents, consistent with its commitments and obligations," John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, said. "We've also called on the Government of Iraq to investigate this attack and bring the terrorists responsible to justice."
The U.S. is working with the Iraq Government and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq to try and find the full reasons for the unprovoked terrorist attack. They are also looking for the perpetrators of the attack and making efforts to make sure a future event doesn't take place.
"No matter the circumstances, on this point we remain absolute: the United States remains committed to assisting the Government of Iraq and UNAMI in implementing the December 25, 2011 agreement to quickly relocate the residents of Camp Hurriya outside Iraq," Kerry said. "We must find a permanent and long term solution that ensures their safety."