7 June 2005

Secretary-General Condemns Nepal Bus Bombing

NEW YORK, 6 June (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General condemns the senseless deaths of dozens of people in the explosion that tore through a passenger bus travelling on a road in southern Nepal on Monday.  The Secretary-General calls for an immediate end to such utterly reprehensible tactics that expose civilians to danger in the conflict in Nepal.  He expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and those injured in the incident.

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