Press Releases

    18 August 2005

    Secretary-General Outraged by Bangladesh Bomb Attacks, Appeals for Calm in Face of "Brazen and Cowardly Acts"

    NEW YORK, 17 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General was outraged at reports of simultaneous bomb attacks in the capital and other cities across Bangladesh which left one person dead and hundreds injured.  He condemns these senseless acts of indiscriminate violence and extends his condolences to the families of the victims.

    The Secretary-General calls for those responsible to be brought to justice and appeals for calm and restraint in the face of these brazen and cowardly acts.

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