SECRETARY-GENERAL VERY CONCERNED ABOUT TODAY’S DEADLY CAR BOMBS IN BOUIRA, ALGERIA, FOLLOWING TERRORIST ATTACKS YESTERDAY EAST OF ALGIERS

20 August 2008
SG/SM/11756

SECRETARY-GENERAL VERY CONCERNED ABOUT TODAY’S DEADLY CAR BOMBS IN BOUIRA, ALGERIA, FOLLOWING TERRORIST ATTACKS YESTERDAY EAST OF ALGIERS

20 August 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11756
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL VERY CONCERNED ABOUT TODAY’S DEADLY CAR BOMBS IN BOUIRA, ALGERIA,

FOLLOWING TERRORIST ATTACKS YESTERDAY EAST OF ALGIERS

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

The following statement was issued yesterday afternoon:

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack east of Algiers earlier [Tuesday] 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.

Since this statement was issued, two car bombs have reportedly killed 11 people in the city of Bouira.  The Secretary General is very concerned by these new deaths and once more condemns the use of violence.

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