My thoughts go out to the U.N. victims and my UNICEF colleagues.
A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives outside the United Nations headquarters in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Friday, destroying several floors in a thunderous blast that left at least 18 people dead, witnesses and officials said.
– via New York Times, 8/26/11
Read more about the attack:
- At least 18 dead as suicide car bomber smashes into UN office in Nigeria (Daily Mail UK, 8/27/11) – Warning: contains graphic images
- Video: UN building hit by bomb in Nigeria (YouTube, 8/26/11)
- Terrorist Group Suspected in Nigerian Suicide Attack (New York Times, 8/27/11)