8.26.2011

Suicide Bomb Kills 18 People in Nigeria United Nations Building

Abuja - a suicide bomb blast rocked the UN building in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, on Friday, killing at least 18 people, trapping several people and destroying most of the building, officials said. Some witnesses reported that the bomb went off after a suspect broke through security and crashed his car into the building.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but a Muslim sect known as Boko Haram accused of launching dozens of bombings in recent months. "So far we found 18 dead and eight people injured," said Mike Zuokumor, police chief for the Federal Capital Territory which includes Abuja, told reporters.

"It's a Honda Accord car. Suicide attacker killed instantly when the bomb that destroyed his body into three parts. I can not say how many people are still inside the building. The rescue operation is still underway," he said.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the attack and said, it is estimated there are "many" victims. Ban said that staff from 26 departments and UN agencies located in the building. "These attacks against the people who devote their lives to others," he said. "We strongly condemn this heinous act."

UN Security Council meeting on peacekeeping missions around the world starting with pengheningan copyright to honor the victims in the attack. Ban, who two months ago was in the building that was bombed, said he would soon send the UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro and UN Security Chief Gregory Starr to Nigeria.

He will also be speaking with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who also condemned the bombing and promised to hunt down people who mendalanginya. A security personnel who are not willing to be named, said, "many were killed" in the bombing.

A number of AFP correspondent saw injured victims were taken from the building, several people with bloody heads. Some victims did not appear to have a life expectancy, but it is unclear whether they were killed.

A UN staff said, the people trapped in buildings that suffered severe damage. "I do not know what happened. Many people are still trapped on floors above and we need a crane to bring down people," said UN staff who are not willing to be named after the blast.

Two cranes were then taken to the scene and rescuers tried to free people trapped in upper floors. The UN building is located in the diplomatic area of ​​Abuja, not far from the U.S. Embassy. Security is usually very tight and non-UN vehicles are not allowed umumya approached the gates of the UN building.

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5 comments:

  1. Very worrying to see these events. cruel people who kill themselves through bombs. It is very harmful to others.

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  2. wah sadis bener tuh !!! pastinya, ngeri kalo bacanya

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  3. Terima kasih atas informasinya, sukses selalu...

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  4. Why there are so many bombings happens recently?? Just wonder.

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  5. berantas segala tindak terorisme....slam kenal sukses selalu..kunjung balik ya...

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