Blast mars Ki-Moon's Iraq visit
22 Mar, 2007 12:31
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has seen the violence and fear in Baghdad for himself, after a rocket landed just 50 metres from where he was holding a press conference.
Ban Ki-Moon was in the Iraqi capital on a surprise visit, when the incident occured during a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki.Two Iraqi security guards outside the building were wounded by the blast. Ban Ki-Moon discussed with the Mr Al-Maliki measures to curb violence in the Iraqi capital and the surrounding territory. It is the first visit by the top U.N. official in nearly 18 months.