UN chief condemns terror attacks in Pakistan

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United Nations, July 15:UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Pakistan targeting political rallies and candidates, his deputy spokesman said.

Political rallies were targeted by terrorists in Pakistan that claimed 157 lives and 200 injured .The fourth and bloodiest attack took place in Mastung, hours after the Bannu attack on July 13.  The suicide attack targeted Balochistan Awami Party (BNP) provincial assembly candidate Nawabzada Siraj Raisani. At least 131 people along with Raisani, who were present at the election rally, lost their lives.

The UN stands in solidarity with and supports the efforts of the government of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesman, as saying in a statement.

A suicide bombing in Mastung in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province that targeted an election campaign event killed 132 people and injured many others.

The blast was the deadliest terrorist attack in Pakistan this year.

Guterres extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Pakistan, said the UN statement.

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