UN chief condemns Peshawar suicide blast; UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide bombing at a mosque in Peshawar. That killed more than 80 people and injured more. Saying the incident was “particularly horrific” because it happened in a house of worship.
The death toll from the suicide bombing at the Police Lines mosque in Peshawar has risen to 83 after rescuers recovered 13 more remains from the wreckage.
“Freedom of religion and belief, including freedom of peaceful. Safe worship, is a universal human right,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric. Said in a statement at UN headquarters during a regular lunchtime in New York.
“The executive director expresses his sincere condolences to the relatives of the victims. Wishes the injured a speedy recovery,” the statement said.
“The Secretary-General reiterates the solidarity of the United Nations with the Government and people of Pakistan in their efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism,” the statement said.
UN chief condemns Peshawar suicide blast; Ask about Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) using Afghan soil to carry out more attacks in Pakistan, the speakman said “any government or authority that controls (its) territory is held accountable by the international community to ensure that their territory is not use for terrorist activities.”