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09 May 2004

U.S. Strongly Condemns May 9 Terrorist Attack in Chechnya

May 9 White House statement

Following is the text of a White House statement regarding the May 9 terrorist attack in the Chechen capital of Grozny:

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The White House
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 9, 2004


The United States Government strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the Chechen capital of Grozny today. We mourn the loss of life and extend our condolences to the families of the victims. The United States resolutely rejects all acts of terrorism and those who commit them. No national, ethnic, religious or other cause can ever justify the use of terrorism.

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(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site:

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