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UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan


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2023 Sep 30, 10:48, UNITED NATIONS
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 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Friday's two separate terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

"We very much condemn the terrorist attacks that took place in Pakistan, killing more than 50 people. The people responsible need to be held to account," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN chief, when asked for Guterres' reaction to the attacks.

The fact that these killings took place during religious ceremonies makes them even more heinous. It is even more horrific to target people as they go about a peaceful religious ceremony, said the spokesman.

An explosion that hit a religious gathering in Mastung district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday left 50 people dead and at least 50 others injured, Pakistani police and health officials said.

The explosion, believed to be a suicide attack, occurred near a mosque when people were gathering to celebrate Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

In a separate attack on Friday, five people were killed and 10 others injured when a suicide explosion took place inside a mosque in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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