SECRETARY-GENERAL OUTRAGED BY BANGLADESH BOMB ATTACKS, APPEALS FOR CALM IN FACE OF ‘BRAZEN AND COWARDLY ACTS’

17 August 2005
SG/SM/10049

SECRETARY-GENERAL OUTRAGED BY BANGLADESH BOMB ATTACKS, APPEALS FOR CALM IN FACE OF ‘BRAZEN AND COWARDLY ACTS’

17/08/2005
Secretary-General
SG/SM/10049
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL OUTRAGED BY BANGLADESH BOMB ATTACKS,

APPEALS FOR CALM IN FACE OF ‘BRAZEN AND COWARDLY ACTS’

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

The Secretary-General was outraged at reports of simultaneous bomb attacks in the capital and other cities across Bangladesh which left one person dead and hundreds injured.  He condemns these senseless acts of indiscriminate violence and extends his condolences to the families of the victims.

The Secretary-General calls for those responsible to be brought to justice and appeals for calm and restraint in the face of these brazen and cowardly acts.

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