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          4 October 2004

    Secretary-General Condemns “in Strongest Terms” Terrorist Attack on Mosque in Pakistan

    NEW YORK, 1 October (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General has learned with dismay and abhorrence the reports of a terrorist attack on a mosque in the town of Sialkot in Pakistan during Friday prayers today, which has killed and injured a large number of worshipers.  No cause or motive can justify attacks on places of worship and innocent civilians.  The Secretary-General condemns this cowardly act in the strongest terms.  He also calls for calm and restraint in the wake of the dastardly act.

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