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Washington strongly condemns Jakarta bombing

Last Updated: Thursday, August 3, 2000 - 00:00

The United States has strongly
condemned a bomb blast at the residence of the Philippine
ambassador to Indonesia which killed two people and injured 21 others.

“We are confident that the Indonesian government will
thoroughly investigate this shocking crime and prosecute those responsible for it to the fullest extent of the law,” The
statement said.

It also said US ambassador to Jakarta Robert Gelbard
confirmed Washington`s willingness to cooperate with
Indonesia`s investigation of the attack and overall efforts to
combat terrorism in a letter to Mr Wahid.
The US also expressed its deepest sympathy to Philippine
ambassador Leonides Caday, who was injured in the blast, and to the families of those killed and hurt.
Report : Zeenext Bureau

First Published: Thursday, August 3, 2000 - 00:00

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