11 December 2007
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11320

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

ALGERIA:  SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS TERRORIST ATTACKS IN STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS


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


The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks in Algiers earlier today.  The two blasts reportedly killed at least 45 people, including a number of United Nations staff members.


The blasts destroyed the offices of the United Nations Development Programme and severely damaged the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.


The United Nations is currently working closely with local authorities to account for United Nations personnel who may be missing.


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