07/05/2004
Press Release
SG/SM/9296



SECRETARY-GENERAL appalled by mosque terror attack in pakistan


The following is the text of a statement attributable to the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:


The Secretary-General is appalled by the news of yet another attack in a place of worship, this time in a mosque in the city of Karachi in Pakistan, which has reportedly killed about a dozen innocent worshippers and wounded about 100 more.


He condemns in the strongest terms this terrorist act and calls for action to bring the perpetrators to justice.  He reiterates his position that no political or other cause can justify brutal acts of indiscriminate violence against civilians.


The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this attack.


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