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Security Council Deplores Deadly Pakistan Bombing

Security Council Deplores Deadly Pakistan Bombing

3 June 2008 - The Security Council has condemned the deadly bombing that took place outside the Danish Embassy in Islamabad yesterday and reiterated its determination to combat all forms of terrorism.

"The Security Council condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that occurred outside the Danish Embassy in Islamabad on 2 June 2008, causing numerous deaths, injuries and damage to nearby buildings, including a building housing the UN Development Programme (UNDP)," the Council said in a presidential statement issued yesterday.

"The Security Council underlines the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act of terrorism to justice, and urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law... to cooperate actively with the Pakistani authorities in this regard."

Media reports say the blast killed at least six people, including a UNDP employee, and wounded 30. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored the attack in a statement yesterday, while UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis voiced his deepest condolences to the family of the staff member killed.

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