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Ban appalled by attack on Peshawar church

Ban appalled by attack on Peshawar church

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Sep 23, 2013 - 10:17

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned as “atrocious” a terrorist attack on a church in Pakistaninfo-icon's northwestern city of Peshawar, asking the government to bring the perpetrators to justice.

At least 81 people were killed and 146 wounded on Sunday when two suicide bombers targeted worshippers at the 130-year-old All Saints Church in the Kohati Gate area of the city.

After the attack -- the deadliest against religious minorities in Pakistan's history -- the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government announced three days of mourning. Most of the victims were participants of the Sunday mass.

A statement from UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said Ban was appalled by the attack. “The secretary-general condemns this atrocious bombing attack in the strongest possible terms,” the statement added.

Such acts of terror could not be justified by any cause, the UN chief said, urging the Pakistani government to do everything possible to find and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The secretary-general extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the people and government of Pakistan. He also reiterated the UN's solidarity with the government’s ongoing struggle against terrorism and extremism.

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