Condemning Deadly Suicide Bombing in Pakistan, Secretary-General Stresses ‘Nothing Justifies Terrorism’

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13 January 2016

Condemning Deadly Suicide Bombing in Pakistan, Secretary-General Stresses ‘Nothing Justifies Terrorism’

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

The Secretary-General condemns today’s suicide bombing close to the premises of a polio eradication centre in Quetta, Pakistan, reportedly killing at least 15 people and wounding 25 others.

The Secretary-General reiterates that nothing justifies terrorism.  He urges the Government of Pakistan to take all necessary measures to swiftly bring to justice the perpetrators of such attacks.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.  He expresses his sympathies to the people and Government of Pakistan.

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