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    SG/SM/8810
    6 August 2003

    SECRETARY-GENERAL HORRIFIED BY JAKARTA BOMB
    ATTACK; CONDEMNS “DESPICABLE” ACT IN
    STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS

    NEW YORK, 5 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is horrified at the bomb explosion today at the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, reportedly killing at least 10 people and injuring many more.  He condemns in the strongest possible terms this apparent act of terrorism.

    The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the Government of Indonesia and the families of the victims of this despicable act.

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