Ban Ki-moon condemns terrorist attack on Pakistan-India 'Friendship Express' train
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the terrorist bombing of the Delhi-Lahore 'Friendship Express,' in which 67 people were killed and nearly 20 injured.
“This heinous crime cannot be justified by any cause and its perpetrators should be brought to justice,” a spokesperson for Mr. Ban said in a statement.
Strongly condemning the “brutal” blast, the statement conveyed Mr. Ban's condolences to the families of the innocent victims and the Governments of India and Pakistan.
“The Secretary-General expresses his satisfaction that the leaders of India and Pakistan have reaffirmed their determination to continue on the path of dialogue,” the spokesman said, adding that Mr. Ban “is also encouraged by the strong reaction among the various communities in the subcontinent and their common resolve to thwart the motives of the terrorists.”