UN Secretary General condemns attacks in Algeria

Other News Materials 21 August 2008 00:42 (UTC +04:00)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the series of terrorist attacks in Algiers.

"The secretary general extends his condolences to the people of Algeria and in particular, to the families of the victims," UN spokeswoman Marie Okabe said.

She said Ban called on the international community to support the efforts of the government of Algeria to combat terrorism, the dpa reported.

"The secretary general firmly believes that violence will not deter the people of Algeria from the path of peace and national reconciliation," Okabe said.

In the latest of a series of terror attacks, two suicide car bombings on Wednesday killed at least 11 people in the city of Bouira. A day before, 43 people were killed and 45 wounded in a suicide car bombing in Issers, 60 kilometres east of Algiers.