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Secretary-General Deplores Suicide Bombing

Secretary-General Deplores Suicide Bombing at Pakistani Mosque

New York, Aug 19 2011 1:10PM
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned today’s suicide bombing at a mosque in north-western Pakistan that has reportedly killed more than 40 people and injured at least 100 others.

Media reports say the attack took place during Friday prayers at a mosque in the village of Ghundi in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal region.

In a <"http://www.un.org/apps/sg/sgstats.asp?nid=5464">statement Mr. Ban offered his condolences and said he was “appalled at this deliberate attack at a place of worship during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and the reported use of a teenager to perpetrate the attack.”

The statement stressed that the United Nations will continue to stand by Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism.


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