UN chief slams suicide bomb attack in Pakistan mosque
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the suicide bomb attack that killed 38 people in a mosque packed with worshippers in northwest Pakistan.world Updated: Jun 05, 2009 23:32 IST
UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the suicide bomb attack that killed 38 people in a mosque packed with worshippers in northwest Pakistan.
"The secretary general condemns Friday's bomb attack in a mosque in the Upper Dir district of Pakistan, which reportedly killed at least 30 people," a UN statement said.
"He reiterates his rejection of such indiscriminate and reprehensible acts of violence and extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Pakistan," it added.
The bomb exploded at the mosque in the remote, mountainous village of Hayagai Sharqai in Upper Dir, which borders the district of Swat, where the military has focused its blistering air and ground assault against the Taliban.
First Published: Jun 05, 2009 23:31 IST