Powell Decries 'Despicable Attack'

The full text of a written statement by Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday's attack at a church in Islamabad:

We are outraged and deeply saddened by the despicable attack on an international church in Islamabad during Sunday morning worship. This brutal attack inflicted death and injury to people from a number of nationalities. Among the five persons killed were two American family members from the U.S. Embassy, as well as [a] Pakistani [and] an Afghan national. Dozens more were injured. On behalf of all our colleagues in the Department of State, I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of all those killed and injured. We are cooperating closely with Pakistani law enforcement officials in the investigation and are determined to see the guilty parties swiftly brought to justice.