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Secretary-General condemns deadly attack at political rally in Pakistan

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 22 December 2012
Cite as UN News Service, Secretary-General condemns deadly attack at political rally in Pakistan, 22 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50dbf8512.html [accessed 26 July 2014]
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned the suicide bombing in north-western Pakistan that killed 10 people, including prominent politician Bashir Bilour, and wounded 17 others.

The attack reportedly occurred at a political rally in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where Mr. Bilour served as a senior minister in the provincial government.

“The Secretary-General reiterates the strong support of the United Nations for the efforts of the Government and people of Pakistan to combat the scourge of terrorism,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.

“He conveys his sincere condolences on this tragic loss,” the statement added.

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