'Czech ambassador killed in Islamabad blast'

Updated on Sep 21, 2008 02:12 PM IST

The Czech ambassador to Pakistan was killed in the suicide bomb attack on Islamabad's Marriott hotel, says Czech public television CT 24.

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AFP | By, Prague

The Czech ambassador to Pakistan was killed in the suicide bomb attack on Islamabad's Marriott hotel, in which at least 60 people were killed, Czech public television CT 24 reported on Sunday.

Ivo Zdarek called his embassy moments after Saturday night's bombing from inside the hotel asking to be rescued, but he has not been heard from since, the embassy's number two diplomat Jaroslav Kalfirt told AFP in Islamabad.

Kalfirt said joint efforts with the Pakistani authorities to locate the ambassador had failed.

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