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Ban Ki-moon Deplores Deadly Algiers Attacks


Ban Ki-moon deplores deadly Algiers attacks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks which occurred earlier today in Algiers which reportedly killed at least 45 people, including a number of United Nations staff members.

According to a statement issued by Mr. Ban's spokesperson, the two blasts which rocked the Algerian capital destroyed the offices of the UN Development Programme and severely damaged the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

"The United Nations is currently working closely with local authorities to account for UN personnel who may be missing," the statement added.

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