SECRETARY-GENERAL DISMAYED AT APPARENT TERRORIST EXPLOSION IN RUSSIAN COMMUTER TRAIN

5 December 2003
SG/SM/9054

SECRETARY-GENERAL DISMAYED AT APPARENT TERRORIST EXPLOSION IN RUSSIAN COMMUTER TRAIN

05/12/2003
Press ReleaseSG/SM/9054

SECRETARY-GENERAL DISMAYED AT APPARENT TERRORIST EXPLOSION

IN RUSSIAN COMMUTER TRAIN

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

The Secretary-General was dismayed to learn of this morning’s explosion in a commuter train near the Yessentuki station in the Russian Federation.  This appears to be yet another act of terrorism.  Terrorism can never be justified.

The Secretary-General sends his deepest condolences to the Government of the Russian Federation and to the families and friends of all those who were killed and the many more who were injured in this vicious attack.

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