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US consider the attack clearly on SL government authority:

[b]US consider the attack clearly on SL government authority: Annan says its 'atrocious'[/b]

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C. 26 April (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The suicide bomber’s explosion at Sri Lanka’s army headquarters killing nine and severely injuring Army Commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka "is an attack against the Sri Lankan Government authorities," declared United States Department of State spokesman Adam Ereli at a media briefing here.

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly condemned the suicide bombing as "atrocious."

The State Department spokesman placed the United States' reaction before the Washington media in this manner: "This is clearly an act of terror which we condemn. It is an attack against the Sri Lankan Government authorities, wounding the chief of staff and killing five of his entourage. It is an unacceptable act of terror, a clear provocation and escalation of violence. We’ll continue our efforts to work with the parties in Sri Lanka, the friends of Sri Lanka, including the Norwegians and all those who want to see a solution to this conflict through dialogue and through negotiation and not through violence."

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