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    UNIS/SG/2349
     1 September 1999
    Secretary-General Learns with great Distress of Murderous 
    Attacks Committed by Rebels in Burundi

     

    NEW YORK, 31 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
     

     The Secretary-General learned with great distress of the murderous attacks committed on 28 and 29 August by rebels in Burundi on the capital city of Bujumbura, and which were directed against civilians living in Mutanga North and Musaga.  As a result, many innocent civilians, including women and children, were killed and property destroyed.  The Secretary-General strongly condemns these acts and reiterates his call on the rebels to end all attacks against civilians and abide by international humanitarian and human rights norms.
     

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