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UN chief condemns bomb attack in Pakistan

world Updated: Oct 29, 2009 08:13 IST
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Condemning the "appalling" bomb attack in Pakistan that killed 95 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was outraged at the loss of innocent lives.

"This is a sad day and a very difficult day for the United Nations," Ban told journalists here.

Terming the attack as a "shameless" act by terrorist, Ban said, "It is unjustifiable by any standard".

"We have witnessed an appalling bomb attack in Peshawar. I want to express my outrage at the loss of so many innocent lives," he said.

Yesterday, a car bomb packed with 150 kg of explosives ripped through a bustling commercial hub, including a market meant exclusively for women, in Pakistan's Peshawar city, killing at least 95 people and injuring 213 others.

The blast occurred hours after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the country to discuss fight against terror.