U.N. representative Gyorgy Busztin outraged by Iraq car bombings

U.N. representative Gyorgy Busztin expressed his outrage and shock on Sunday after a group of coordinated car bombings took the lives of dozens in Iraq.

"This carnage reflects the inhuman character of its perpetrators," Busztin said. "All honest Iraqis should unite to put an end to this murderous violence that aims to push the country into sectarian strife."

Busztin also extended his condolences to the families of the people killed by recent attacks and wished the wounded a speedy recovery.

The car bombings took place in Eid ul-Fitr and targeted shopping areas and parks in Baghdad and other areas of Iraq. The bombings came as people were out celebrating the end of Ramadan.

Reports have indicated that more than 60 people were killed in the latest bombings. The attacks are part of a recent surge of violence in Iraq.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon expressed concern about the recent attack, particularly regarding he deterioration of Iraq's security situation. He reflected on the fact that these kinds of attacks are becoming all too commonplace and asked for political leaders in Iraq to take action and stop the recent surge of violence.