UNITED NATIONS, July 7 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday
strongly condemned yesterday's suicide bombing in front of a police station
near the Red Mosque in Islamabad, his spokesperson Michele Montas told the
daily press briefing.
The attack claimed the lives of a large number of people, many of them
police officers, and injured dozens more.
Montas added that there have also been reports today of a series of
explosions in Karachi, that have resulted in more casualties.
"The Secretary-General urges all political forces to unite against the
scourge of terrorism and expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families
of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan," she said.
The blast was to mark the first anniversary of the Palistani army's
storming of the Lal Masjid - Red Mosque - last July which also resulted in the
deaths of scores of madrassa students and the arrest of many clerics,
including Maulana Abdul Aziz. (end)
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