Secretary-General condemns ‘abhorrent’ attack on Pakistani school bus

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

13 September 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced shock and condemnation at today’s attack on a school bus in north-western Pakistan which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.

The Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack on the bus in Matani, on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar. Four children as well as the driver are reported to have died and around 18 others wounded.

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns this abhorrent act of terrorism and extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims,” a statement issued by his spokesperson said.

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