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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 25, 2002


Kashmir: Terrorist Attacks

We are shocked by the several terrorist attacks over the weekend in Jammu and Kashmir, in particular the horrific attack on Sunday, November 24 on worshippers in a Hindu temple in the city of Jammu. We condemn these latest instances of senseless violence. Violence will not solve Kashmir’s problems nor will terrorism achieve the political goals of any group.

These despicable attacks are further attempts to undermine the new state government, which is trying to reduce tensions and promote reconciliation. We encourage the Kashmir state government and the Indian national government to continue their efforts to resolve the Kashmir conflict through peaceful means.

The United States offers its condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and state government of Kashmir.

Released on November 25, 2002

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