SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS ‘IN STRONGEST TERMS’ TERRORIST ATTACK ON MOSQUE IN PAKISTAN

1 October 2004
SG/SM/9514

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS ‘IN STRONGEST TERMS’ TERRORIST ATTACK ON MOSQUE IN PAKISTAN

01/10/2004
Press Release
SG/SM/9514

Secretary-General condemns ‘in strongest terms’

 

terrorist attack on mosque in Pakistan

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:


The Secretary-General has learned with dismay and abhorrence the reports of a terrorist attack on a mosque in the town of Sialkot in Pakistan during Friday prayers today, which has killed and injured a large number of worshipers.  No cause or motive can justify attacks on places of worship and innocent civilians.  The Secretary-General condemns this cowardly act in the strongest terms.  He also calls for calm and restraint in the wake of the dastardly act.


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