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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 8, 2004
Question Taken at October 7, 2004 Daily Press Briefing

Bombing at Istanbul Patriarchate (Taken Question)

Question:   Do we have any comment on yesterday's explosion at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul?

Answer:   An unknown person threw an explosive devise at the Patriarchate building early Thursday morning, causing damage but thankfully no injuries. We condemn such senseless violence. We are in close contact with Turkish authorities, who are investigating the incident. We also are in close contact with officials of the Patriarchate.

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Released on October 7, 2004

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