Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Suicide Bombing in Pakistan
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide bombing at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, today.
It is particularly abhorrent that the attack occurred at a place of worship. Freedom of religion or belief, including the ability to worship in peace and security, is a universal human right.
The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a prompt recovery to those injured.
The Secretary-General reiterates the solidarity of the United Nations with the Government and people of Pakistan in their efforts to address terrorism and violent extremism.