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    SG/SM/8773
    8 July 2003

    SECRETARY-GENERAL “STRONGLY DEPLORES” TERRORIST
    ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

    NEW YORK, 7 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General was shocked to learn of the terrorist attacks over the weekend in a Shi’ite mosque in Quetta and during a concert in Moscow.  More than 50 people were killed in Quetta and at least 13 in Moscow.

    The Secretary-General strongly deplores the loss of so many innocent lives and reiterates his strongest condemnation of such vicious acts of terrorism for which there can be no justification.

    The Secretary-General expresses his sympathy to the bereaved families.  He is sending letters of condolence to the Governments of Pakistan and the Russian Federation.

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