UN chief strongly slams latest bomb attack in Pakistan

08:15, October 10, 2009      

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday strongly condemned the bombing at a marketplace in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar that has killed at least 49 people and injured many more.

"No cause can justify such indiscriminate violence," Ban said in a statement issued by his spokesperson, noting that the death toll included many women and children.

Ban extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Pakistan, and wishes those injured a full recovery, said the statement.

A suspected suicide bomber inside a car laden with explosives struck the Khyber Bazaar in Peshawar around Friday noon local time. It occurred just days after a suicide bomber killed five UN staff members when he struck the World Food Program (WFP) office in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan.

Source: Xinhua
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