SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS DEADLY TERRORIST ATTACK IN ALGERIA

19 August 2008
SG/SM/11755

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS DEADLY TERRORIST ATTACK IN ALGERIA

19 August 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11755
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS DEADLY TERRORIST ATTACK IN ALGERIA

 

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

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack east of Algiers earlier today which reportedly killed at least 43 people, including civilians, most of whom were between 18 and 20.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people of Algeria and in particular to the families of the victims.  He urges once again that the international community support the efforts of the Government of Algeria to combat terrorism.

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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