Secretary-General condemns deadly attack on Yemen Defence Ministry

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned terrorist attacks against Yemen's Defence Ministry which killed more than 20 people on Thursday.

According to media reports, militants rammed a car filled with explosives into the Ministry headquarters in the capital, Sana'a, while gunmen on foot battled security forces in another section of the complex.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General called for full cooperation with the investigation into the incident, with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice.

Mr. Ban firmly believes the only path to a stable, prosperous and democratic Yemen is through the ongoing peaceful and all-inclusive National Dialogue Conference, the statement continued.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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