13 April 2006

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns "Vicious Suicide Attack" in Karachi, Pakistan

NEW YORK, 12 April (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the vicious suicide attack carried out yesterday at a Muslim prayer service in Karachi, Pakistan.  There can be no justification of any kind for such violence against civilians.

The Secretary-General sends his deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Pakistan and to the families of the dozens of people reported killed and injured in this brutal attack.

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