SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘REPULSED AND OUTRAGED’ BY KILLING OF LARGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN BAGHDAD SUICIDE BOMBING

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13 July 2005

SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘REPULSED AND OUTRAGED’ BY KILLING OF LARGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN BAGHDAD SUICIDE BOMBING

13/07/2005
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IK/503

Secretary-General ‘repulsed and outraged’ by killing of large number

 

of children in Baghdad suicide bombing


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


The Secretary-General is repulsed and outraged by the deaths of a large number of children, among other civilians, in the latest suicide bombing today in Baghdad.  He condemns in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence.


As the Secretary-General has said repeatedly, there can be no justification for the deliberate targeting of civilians -– much less children, who are our hope for the future.  Nothing will be accomplished by today’s killing of innocents.


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