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Annan condemns deadly attack on Karachi mosque

Annan condemns deadly attack on Karachi mosque

Kofi Annan
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned an attack on a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, which reportedly killed about a dozen worshippers and wounded about 100 more, and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

“The Secretary-General is appalled by the news of yet another attack in a place of worship,” his spokesman, Fred Eckhard, said at the daily briefing.

“He condemns in the strongest terms this terrorist act and calls for action to bring the perpetrators to justice. He reiterates his position that no political or other cause can justify brutal acts of indiscriminate violence against civilians,” Mr. Eckhard said.

Through his spokesman, the Secretary-General also extended his condolences to the families of the victims of the attack.