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Bomb Attack Wounds Lebanese Official

Annan Voices Serious Concern Over Bomb Attack Wounding Lebanese Official

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed his serious concern over the car bombing in Beirut that wounded a former member of Lebanon's Cabinet and killed another person.

"He reiterates his abhorrence of such violent acts," a statement issued by a spokesman for Mr. Annan said, referring to the attack against former Economy Minister Marwan Hamadeh.

The Secretary-General also expressed his condolences to the family of Ghazi Bou Karoum, who was killed in the attack, and wished for the speedy recovery of those injured.

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