SECRETARY-GENERAL SHOCKED, SADDENED BY ESCALATION OF TERRORIST VIOLENCE IN ALGERIA

10 September 2007
SG/SM/11148-AFR/1579

SECRETARY-GENERAL SHOCKED, SADDENED BY ESCALATION OF TERRORIST VIOLENCE IN ALGERIA

10 September 2007
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11148 AFR/1579
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL SHOCKED, SADDENED BY ESCALATION OF TERRORIST VIOLENCE IN ALGERIA

The following statement was issued on 8 September by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply shocked and saddened by the escalation of terrorist violence in Algeria which has reportedly claimed dozens more lives today in a car bombing in the city of Dellys, the second such terrorist attack this week in the country.  He strongly condemns these killings and again expresses his solidarity and sympathies with the people of Algeria and particularly the families of the victims.  The Secretary-General firmly believes that violence will not deter the people of Algeria from the path of peace and national reconciliation.

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