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Press Statement
Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 30, 2002


Yemen: Attack on Baptist Hospital in Jibla, Yemen

The United States condemns the despicable attack on health workers at the Baptist Hospital in Jibla, Yemen early this morning that left three American citizens dead and another injured. There can be no justification for an attack such as this on an institution providing critical humanitarian services to the Yemeni people. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and their loved ones. Personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a are in Jibla to assist at this very difficult time. The United States welcomes the arrest of a suspect earlier today by Yemeni authorities and we will be working closely with the Yemeni government to fully investigate this murderous attack.

Released on December 30, 2002

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