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Deadly Embassy Bombing In Islamabad Deplored

Secretary-General Deplores Deadly Embassy Bombing In Pakistani Capital

2 June 2008 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his outrage at today's deadly car bombing outside the Danish Embassy in the Pakistani capital.

Media reports say at least six people have been killed and dozens of others injured in the attack, which took place in the early afternoon in Islamabad.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said that a security guard working at a nearby United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) building was among those killed, and six local staff working for a UNDP project were among the injured.

"The Secretary-General reiterates his total rejection of such acts of terrorism and expresses condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Pakistan," the statement added.

UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis voiced his deepest condolences to the families of the staff member killed in the attack, adding that the agency's thoughts and prayers went out to all of the victims.

"We are still trying to gather information as to the exact situation on the ground and are supporting our colleagues in any way possible," he told reporters in New York.

ENDS

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