SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘STRONGLY DEPLORES’ TERRORIST ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

7 July 2003
SG/SM/8773

SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘STRONGLY DEPLORES’ TERRORIST ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

07/07/2003
Press Release
SG/SM/8773


SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘STRONGLY DEPLORES’ TERRORIST ATTACKS

IN PAKISTAN, RUSSIAN FEDERATION


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


The Secretary-General was shocked to learn of the terrorist attacks over the weekend in a Shi’ite mosque in Quetta and during a concert in Moscow.  More than 50 people were killed in Quetta and at least 13 in Moscow.


The Secretary-General strongly deplores the loss of so many innocent lives and reiterates his strongest condemnation of such vicious acts of terrorism for which there can be no justification.


The Secretary-General expresses his sympathy to the bereaved families.  He is sending letters of condolence to the Governments of Pakistan and the Russian Federation.


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