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9/11 monument vandalised in New York

A monument in New York's Staten Island, paying tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terror attack has been vandalised but officials say this will be rectified in time for this year's memorial service at the site.

world Updated: Aug 18, 2010 22:07 IST

A monument in New York's Staten Island, paying tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terror attack has been vandalised but officials say this will be rectified in time for this year's memorial service at the site.

Five granite plaques - out of 274 - at the "Postcards" memorial honouring people from Staten Island who perished in the attack on the World Trade Centre, were vandalised, New York Post reported Wednesday.

Staten Island administration official James Molinaro said the names of the victims whose plaques were vandalised will not be released, and the damaged plaques will be replaced in time for this year's 9/11 service at the site.

In 2009, two memorial plates were smashed, while another was smashed and thrown into the nearby harbour in 2007.