Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      August 17, 2009

Statement by President Obama on the August 17th explosion in Nazran, Ingushetiya
I am deeply troubled about reports of a suicide bombing today in Nazran, Ingushetiya that has resulted in the tragic loss of at least 20 lives and 138 injured.  There can be no justification for such an act of terrorism.  This latest attack highlights the concerning increase in violence in the region affecting officials and civilians alike.  Our condolences go out to the Government of Russia and the families of victims.

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