7 July 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11687

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS SUICIDE BOMBING IN ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General strongly condemns yesterday’s suicide bombing in front of a police station near the Red Mosque in Islamabad, which has claimed the lives of a large number of people, many of them police, and injured dozens more.  There have also been reports today of a series of explosions in Karachi that have resulted in more casualties.  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.


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