EU condemns Pakistan suicide attack

September 21st, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Brussels, Sep 21 (IANS) European Union foreign policy chief Javeir Solana Sunday condemned the suicide bomb attack that killed 53 people at the Marriott Hotel in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad Saturday.Solana said he condemns “in the strongest possible terms the despicable bomb attack”, according to EuAsiaNews.

He also expressed his sympathy to the Czech Republic on the death of its envoy Ivo Zdarek and a colleague of his in the attack.

A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden truck into the Marriott Hotel, engulfing the building in flames. A large portion of the 290-room five-star hotel was destroyed in the attack.

Solana also conveyed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Pakistani government.

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