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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 106-01
March 12, 2001

STATEMENT OF SECRETARY RUMSFELD

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld today released the following statement:

"I join with the President in extending my sympathies to the families of those killed and injured in today's bombing range accident in Kuwait. Tragedies such as this occur without warning and for reasons that are difficult to understand. We will work hard to take care of the families involved, and to find out how such an accident could occur."