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SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS RASH OF SHOOTINGS, BLASTS IN MUMBAI; SAYS
NO GRIEVANCE CAN JUSTIFY INDISCRIMINATE ATTACKS AGAINST CIVILIANS
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns the rash of shootings and blasts in Mumbai today, which killed and wounded a large number of people. Such violence is totally unacceptable. The Secretary-General reiterates his conviction that no cause or grievance can justify indiscriminate attacks against civilians. He calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice swiftly.
The Secretary-General sends his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and the wounded and expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of India.
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