United Nation: UN Secretary General Ban
Ki-moon has condemned the suicide bombings in the Pakistani
city of Quetta, saying he is "deeply saddened" by the
continued loss of Pakistani lives at the hands of terrorism.
The suicide bombings yesterday targeted officers of the
region`s Frontier Corps and left over 27 dead, including two
children, and wounded many others.
"The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to
the families of the victims and the government of Pakistan," a
spokesperson for Ban said in a statement.
Ban "commends the efforts of the Pakistani Government to
combat terrorism and wishes to re-confirm the solidarity of
the United Nations with the people of Pakistan to that end,"
the statement added.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the
attack, saying it was to avenge the arrest of senior al Qaeda
leader Younis al-Mauritani believed to be responsible for
planning attacks on the US, Europe and Australia.
Al-Mauritani was arrested from the suburbs of Quetta.