United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist attack on a Sufi shrine in southwestern Pakistan yesterday that reportedly killed dozens of worshipers.
“The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack […] extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured,” said Mr. Ban’s spokesman in a statement issued overnight.
Preliminary media reports said that a powerful bomb blasted the shrine in the Khuzdar district of the Baluchistan province, killing at least 52 people and wounding at least 100 others.
“The Secretary-General hopes the Pakistani authorities will be able to swiftly bring the perpetrators of this depraved attack to justice,” the spokesman said.
“The Secretary-General supports the Government of Pakistan in its fight against terrorism in full respect of international and human rights norms,” he added.
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