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    24 August ‏2004‏‏

    Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Deadly Bombing in Bangladesh

    NEW YORK, 23 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is appalled to learn that the bombing at a rally in Dhaka on Saturday had caused the death reportedly of more than a dozen people and injured a large number of others who had gathered there.  He strongly condemns the use of violence against the civilian population and reiterates his call for the perpetrators of these acts to be brought to justice.

    He urges all concerned to exercise restraint and extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of this attack.

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