US condemns attack over Sufi shrine in Pakistan

The US has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a Sufi shrine in Pakistan, saying such actions have no political justification for killing innocent civilians.

Last Updated: Oct 08, 2010, 19:00 PM IST

Washington: The United States has strongly
condemned the terrorist attack on a Sufi shrine in Pakistan, saying such actions have no political justification for killing innocent civilians.

"Our thoughts and deep sympathies are with the
affected families and people of Pakistan. There`s obviously no
political justification for killing innocent people, and we
strongly condemn any deliberate targeting of civilians," State
Department spokesman Mark Toner said.
"While terrorists continue to target innocent
Pakistanis, the United States continues to stand shoulder-to-
shoulder with Pakistan in its struggle against terrorism as
well as its recovery from the floods," he said.
Two Taliban suicide bombers yesterday struck venerated
Sufi shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi, killing at
least 10 people and wounding 60 others.

PTI