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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on the Terrorist Bombing today in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia

The United States strongly condemns the terrorist bombing that occurred today in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia.  Our hearts go out to the people of North Ossetia, who have already suffered so much from horrific acts of terrorism.   We offer our deepest condolences, and stand with the people of Russia in this time of tragedy.  This bombing further underscores the resolve of the United States and Russia to work together in combating terrorism and protecting our people.