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Press Releases 2010

Statement: Terrorist Attack On U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar

April 05, 2010

Islamabad - The United States condemns the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar today.  At least two Pakistani security guards employed by the Consulate General were killed in the attack and a number of others were seriously wounded.  The coordinated attack involved a vehicle suicide bomb and terrorists attempting to enter the building using grenades and weapons fire.  This attack, and the one earlier today in Lower Dir which killed and wounded many others, reflects the terrorists' desperation as they are rejected by people throughout Pakistan.

Personnel at the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar are at the forefront of U.S. support for the Government of Pakistan's security and development agenda in the FATA and NWFP.  The U.S. is grateful for the support of Pakistan's security forces in Peshawar, who responded quickly to this attack in support of the U.S. Consulate.