A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement on the terrorist attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad on 22 April:
The German Government condemns the terrorist attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad. Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with the injured and the families of those who lost their lives. It is especially barbaric to murder people in the place where they gather to pray.
At this difficult time, we call on all Iraqis to set aside their differences and to stand behind the Government of Prime Minister Al‑Abadi in the fight against terrorism. The Iraqi people can only beat terrorism if it is united. The German Government will continue to support the Iraqi Government’s efforts to defeat IS and to give people there the chance of a brighter future.