Press Releases

    SG/SM/9893
    30 May 2005

    Secretary-General Condemns Islamabad Bombing

    NEW YORK, 27 May (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General strongly condemns the senseless terrorist bombing at a shrine in Islamabad today that killed at least 20 people and injured many more, according to reports.  He is outraged by the repeated targeting of civilians at their place of worship.  The Secretary-General calls on authorities to spare no effort to bring those responsible to justice, and he appeals for calm on the part of all Pakistanis.  His heart goes out to the bereaved families and to those injured in the attack.

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