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Bomb blast kills Norwegian woman. UPDATE TWO: A suicide bomb explosion in the UN building in Abuja, Nigeria has left at more than 18 people dead, including 30-year-old Norwegian Ingrid Midtgaard. Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says in a press statement that, "It is with deep sadness we received the news that a Norwegian UN worker is amongst those killed.” According to a witness, a car containing explosives struck the building located in Garki Park at approximately 10:00 local time, causing part of the structure to collapse.

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Bomb blast kills Norwegian woman

Published on Friday, 26th August, 2011 at 17:40 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 26th August 2011 at 20:36.

UPDATE TWO: A suicide bomb explosion in the UN building in Abuja, Nigeria has left at more than 18 people dead, including 30-year-old Norwegian Ingrid Midtgaard.

Security Council mourns attack victims
Security Council mourns attack victims
Photo: UN photo/Rick Bajornas


Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says in a press statement that, "It is with deep sadness we received the news that a Norwegian UN worker is amongst those killed.”

According to a witness, a car containing explosives struck the building located in Garki Park at approximately 10:00 local time, causing part of the structure to collapse.

“I condemn the attack on the UN office in Nigeria’s capital in the strongest terms. Those responsible must be brought to account,” the Foreign Minister declares.

It is unclear how many others were killed or injured, but local media indicate it is at least 20, NRK reports.

“It is particularly disturbing it is the UN, that works for peace and development, which has been struck.”

“Our thoughts go to the bereaved hit by this tragedy,” concludes Foreign Minister Støre.

According to Aftenposten, the Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the attack. The faction has previously said it was behind other attacks in Nigeria, including a car bombing in June. 

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has also condemned this morning’s bombing, saying to reporters in New York, “This was an assault on those who devote their lives to helping others”, expressing his “deepest sympathies to the victims and their families.”



Published on Friday, 26th August, 2011 at 17:40 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 26th August 2011 at 20:36.

This post has the following tags: norwegianwomankilled, unworkerdeadabuja, jonasgahrstoere, unsecretarygeneralbanki-moon.





  
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