UN staff in Iraq to be evacuated - UN sources
( 2003-08-20 15:14) (Agencies)
United Nations staff in
Iraq are to be evacuated to Jordan following a truck bomb attack on their
Baghdad headquarters that killed at least 17 people, U.N. sources in Baghdad
said on Wednesday.
U.N. spokesman Salim Lone said he could not give official confirmation of the
reports but he expected to make an announcement soon.
The bomb attack on Tuesday devastated the U.N. compound and wounded more than
100 people. Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top U.N. envoy in Iraq, was among those
U.S. officials say they suspect the attack was a suicide