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22 Mar, 2007 12:31

Blast mars Ki-Moon's Iraq visit

Blast mars Ki-Moon's Iraq visit

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.