Ban condemns deadly car bomb attack in Saudi Arabia

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Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)

17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the car bomb attack perpetrated at a police checkpoint yesterday in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.

The driver of the vehicle was killed and the explosion injured two law enforcement officers. According to the media, the blast went off when police manning the checkpoint on Al-Hair Road stopped the car for a routine check.

Particularly “saddened and angered” by the fact that this attack comes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, “Mr. Ban calls for the persons responsible for the attack to be brought to justice,” according a statement issued by a UN spokesperson.

The Secretary-General wished speedy recovery to the officers injured and expressed his sympathies to the Government and people of Saudi Arabia.

Source: United Nations

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