UN chief condemns bombings at Boston Marathon

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (file photo).

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Monday's bomb attacks during the Boston marathon in the United States.

At least two people are reported to have been killed and over twenty others injured in the explosions which happened close the finishing line of the Boston Marathon.

The police have also found and dismantled at least two other explosive devices.

Secretary-General Ban spoke at United Nations Headquarters in New York late on Monday.

"Reports are still coming in and details are few but we do know that there are casualties with the people dead and wounded. I condemn this senseless violence which is all the more appalling for taking place at event renown for bringing people together from around the world in the spirit of sportsmanship and harmony." (25")

The Secretary-General expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and said his thoughts are with everyone in Boston.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

Duration: 1'12"

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