Schroeder condemns Bali attacks as 'cowardly'

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4 October 2005, BERLIN - Germany's Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Sunday condemned the previous day's Bali bombings as "a cowardly and treacherous attack that can have no justification whatsoever".

4 October 2005

BERLIN  - Germany's Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Sunday condemned the previous day's Bali bombings as "a cowardly and treacherous attack that can have no justification whatsoever".

In a message to Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, he said he had been filled with revulsion and shock when he had heard of the attacks. He said they would reinforce the resolution of the international community to fight terrorism.

The German Foreign Office said in Berlin Sunday that two Germans suffered slight injuries in the Bali blasts the previous day. A spokeswoman said there was no information to suggest any Germans were among the dead.

On Saturday, Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer described the attacks as contemptuous of humanity. "The background to the attacks must be illuminated, and those responsible brought to justice," he said.

"Indonesia can count on German solidarity in the battle against international terrorism."

DPA

Subject: German news

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