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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 10, 2003


Anniversary of Bali Bombing

October 12 will mark the one year anniversary of the terrorist bombings in Bali, Indonesia that took the lives of over 200 civilians. While most of the victims were from Indonesia and Australia, 7 Americans also lost their lives in this terrorist act. It is with great sadness that the United States marks this anniversary.

We express our support and solidarity with the peoples of Indonesia and Australia, and with the families from all countries who lost loved ones in this terrible act.

The peoples and governments of both countries have responded to these horrendous acts with a determined effort to work together with others in the international community to fight the scourge of terrorism. We commend the efforts and leadership of both governments during this difficult year. We pledge to work with these countries to defeat the forces of tyranny and fear.

Released on October 10, 2003

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