Posted by: africanpressorganization | 21 August 2008

Algeria / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 


 

Algeria /
Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 

 

ALGIERS, Algeria, August 21, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement on Algeria

 

I just wanted to flag to you that we are expecting a statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the bombings in Algeria.

 

[The following statement was issued yesterday afternoon:

 

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack east of Algiers earlier today (Tuesday) which reportedly killed at least 43 people, including civilians, most of whom were between 18 and 20.

 

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people of Algeria and in particular to the families of the victims.  He urges once again that the international community support the efforts of the Government of Algeria to combat terrorism.

 

The Secretary-General firmly believes that violence will not deter the people of Algeria from the path of peace and national reconciliation.

 

Since this statement was issued, two car bombs have reportedly killed 11 people in the city of Bouira.  The Secretary General is very concerned by these new deaths and once more condemns the use of violence.]

 

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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