UN condemns Islamabad blast that killed its worker

June 3rd, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, June 3 (IANS) The UN has strongly condemned Monday’s deadly car bombing outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad, killing at least eight people, including a security guard working at the nearby United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) building. In a statement, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said six local staff members 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 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 here.

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