01/062004
Press Release
SG/SM/9335



SECRETARY-GENERAL APPALLED BY TERRORIST ATTACK IN SAUDI ARABIA


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:


The Secretary-General is appalled by the terrorist attack this weekend on a residential compound in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, in which 22 people were reportedly killed, many others wounded and scores taken hostage.  He condemns this attack in the strongest possible terms.  He conveys his heartfelt condolences and expresses his sympathy to the families of the victims.  He hopes that the Saudi authorities will thoroughly investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.


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