Monday, June 02, 2008

Bomb targets Danish Embassy in Pakistan

At least eight people have been killed in a car bomb attack near the Danish embassy in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. More than a dozen people were wounded in the midday blast (0600 GMT). Amongst the dead were a young child and at least on foreign national. Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller said, "I of course condemn this attack. It is terrible that terrorists commit such acts," he told Danish TV, adding that it was "totally unacceptable". Some Danish embassies around the world have been threatened since a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad was reprinted in Danish newspapers in February. The cartoons, deemed offensive to Islam, led to worldwide protests when they were first printed in September 2005 [BBC / Sky News / CNN].

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