Deploring 'callous fanaticism' of Casablanca bombings, Annan urges sustained global fight against terror

17 May 2003

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned Friday's bomb attacks in Casablanca, which took the lives of at least 40 people and injured scores of others.

"The callous fanaticism and intolerance of these acts is repugnant to all religions and to the great majority of humanity," a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement which particularly deplored the deliberate targeting of civilians.

"The Secretary-General considers that the recent wave of terrorist outrages, coupled with fresh warnings of further attacks being planned, underlines the need for the international community to give its full attention to the need for a broad-based and sustained campaign against international terrorism," the statement said.

Mr. Annan also conveyed his condolences to the Government and people of Morocco and to the families of the victims.

 

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