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Ban Speaks Out Against Deadly Pakistan Attacks

Ban Speaks Out Against Deadly Terrorist Attack In Pakistan

New York, Aug 21 2008 4:10PMSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned today’s double suicide bombing in the north-eastern Pakistani town of Wah, near the capital Islamabad, which has claimed numerous civilian lives and injured many others.

In a <"http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2008/sgsm11757.doc.htm">statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban “reiterates his rejection of such indiscriminate and reprehensible acts of terrorism.”

He also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Pakistani Government.

Media reports say that some 60 people have lost their lives in the attack.

Last month, the Secretary-General condemned a suicide bombing in a mosque close to Islamabad and a series of bombings in Karachi.

“The Secretary-General urges all political forces to unite against the scourge of terrorism and expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan,” according to a statement issued at the time.
2008-08-21 00:00:00.000


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