SECRETARY-GENERAL HORRIFIED BY CAR BOMBING AT AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN JAKARTA

9 September 2004
SG/SM/9472

SECRETARY-GENERAL HORRIFIED BY CAR BOMBING AT AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN JAKARTA

09/09/2004
Press ReleaseSG/SM/9472

Secretary-General horrified by car bombing at Australian embassy in Jakarta

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

The Secretary-General is horrified at the car bomb explosion today near the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, reportedly killing at least eight people and injuring more than a hundred others.  He extends his heartfelt condolences to the Government of Indonesia and the families of the victims of this apparent terrorist act.  The Secretary-General reiterates his condemnation of all terrorist acts.

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