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    SG/SM/9105
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    7 January 2004

    Secretary-General Condemns Attacks in Kandahar

    NEW YORK, 6 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General was shocked and deeply disturbed to learn of the bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan, today in which 14 people were reportedly killed and 70 injured, many of whom were children.  It follows an incident yesterday in which a hand grenade was thrown into the UNHCR compound in Kandahar.

    The Secretary-General strongly condemns these heinous acts of violence, and sends his profound condolences to the Government of Afghanistan and the bereaved families of the victims.

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