Press Release

Secretary-General horrified by loss of life in Beslan hostage situation,


reiterates condemnation of all terrorist acts

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

The Secretary-General has been following closely the tragic developments regarding the situation of the hostages in Beslan, Russian Federation.  He was horrified to learn that a large number of children and others have lost their lives or were injured during the last few hours.  The Secretary-General reiterates his condemnation of all terrorist acts.

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