United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan.
“He hopes those responsible for these crimes will be swiftly brought to justice,” according to a statement issued today by his spokesperson.
According to news reports, dozens of people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the two separate attacks. Early on Friday, a bomb attack took place in Quetta in Pakistan's south-west. In the afternoon, deadly blasts hit a market in Parachinar.
Further to the statement, Mr. Guterres extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery. He also expressed his solidarity with the people and Government of Pakistan and its efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism.