Statement On Number Of Casualties In Attack On WFP Offices In Islamabad, Pakistan

Published on 06 October 2009

Five people working for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have now been confirmed dead after what local police are describing as a suicide bomb attack at the offices of WFP in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

The attack took place at 12:15 local time.  A number of people who were injured in the attack are being treated in hospital.

Those who died in the attack have been named as:

Mr. Mohammed Wahab, (Pakistani) Finance Assistant

Mr. Botan Ahmed Ali Al-Hayawi, (Iraqi) Information and Communication Technology Officer

Mr. Abid Rehman, (Pakistani) Senior Finance Assistant

Ms. Gulrukh Tahir, (Pakistani) Receptionist

Ms. Farzana Barkat, (Pakistani) Office Assistant