17 July 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12371

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

SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS DEADLY BOMBINGS IN JAKARTA

 


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


The Secretary-General strongly condemns the bombings in two hotels in Jakarta this morning, which have reportedly killed at least nine people.


The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.  He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Indonesia.


The Secretary-General recognizes the steadfast efforts that the Indonesian Government has made in bringing to justice perpetrators of past terrorist acts.  He expresses confidence that these new attacks will be investigated with equal resolve and that those responsible will be prosecuted.


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