7 September 2007
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11145
AFR/1575

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS TERRORIST BOMBING

 

TARGETING CONVOY OF ALGERIAN PRESIDENT

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General strongly condemns the terrorist bombing that reportedly targeted the convoy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on 6 September during a visit to the city of Batna in eastern Algeria, killing and wounding a large number of innocent civilians.  The Secretary-General extends his solidarity and his condolences to the Government and people of Algeria and in particular to the families of the victims.  He urges once again that the international community work together to reject and to combat terrorism in all of its expressions. 


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