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                6 SEPTEMBER 2004

    Secretary-General Horrified by Loss of Life in Beslan Hostage Situation, Reiterates Condemnation of all Terrorist Acts

    NEW YORK, 3 September (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General has been following closely the tragic developments regarding the situation of the hostages in Beslan, Russian Federation. He was horrified to learn that a large number of children and others have lost their lives or were injured during the last few hours. The Secretary-General reiterates his condemnation of all terrorist acts.

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