Pakistan: UN chief condemns separate deadly bomb attacks

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file)

23 June 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan.

“He hopes those responsible for these crimes will be swiftly brought to justice,” according to a statement issued today by his spokesperson.

According to news reports, dozens of people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the two separate attacks. Early on Friday, a bomb attack took place in Quetta in Pakistan's south-west. In the afternoon, deadly blasts hit a market in Parachinar.

Further to the statement, Mr. Guterres extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery. He also expressed his solidarity with the people and Government of Pakistan and its efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism.


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