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UN On Terrorist Bombings In Indian City Of Jaipur

Ban Ki-moon deplores deadly terrorist bombings in Indian city of Jaipur

14 May 2008 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his outrage at yesterday's series of bombings in the historic old city in Jaipur in western India, which have killed at least 60 people and injured about 200 others.

"He strongly condemns such terrorist attacks, and sends his heartfelt sympathies to the Government of India and to the families of the victims," according to a statement issued by Mr. Ban's spokesperson today.

Known as the 'pink city' because of the colour of the walls, forts, palaces and other buildings that dominate the old city, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state and a popular tourist destination in India.

Seven separate blasts were recorded over a 12-minute period in the early evening yesterday, with many occurring close to some of Jaipur's most famous or historic monuments.

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