SECRETARY-GENERAL DISMAYED BY TERRORIST ATTACK IN CHECHNYA

10 May 2004
SG/SM/9298

SECRETARY-GENERAL DISMAYED BY TERRORIST ATTACK IN CHECHNYA

10/05/2004
Press ReleaseSG/SM/9298

SECRETARY-GENERAL dismayed by terrorist attack in chechnya

Following is the text of a statement attributable to the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General was dismayed to learn of the terrorist attack in Grozny on Sunday which took the life of Akhmad Kadyrov, President of the Republic of Chechnya, and a number of others who were with him at the time.  He extends his deepest condolences to the Government of the Russian Federation and to the families of the victims.  Such acts can never be justified.  They can only delay the return to peace and justice in Chechnya.

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