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UN chief deplores bombings in Quetta, Parachinar

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Friday’s twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta.      “He (the UN chief) hopes those responsible for these crimes will be swiftly brought to justice,” according to a statement...

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 24, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
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Posted: Jun 24, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
UN chief deplores bombings in Quetta, Parachinar

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UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Friday’s twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta.

    
“He (the UN chief) hopes those responsible for these crimes will be swiftly brought to justice,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.

Berlin, Germany - November 04: Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees of UNHCR, attends a press conference in german foreign office  on November 04, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Michael Gottschalk/Photothek via Getty Images)

Berlin, Germany – November 04: Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees of UNHCR, attends a press conference in german foreign office on November 04, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Michael Gottschalk/Photothek via Getty Images)

According to news reports, dozens of people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the two separate attacks. Early on Friday, a bomb attack took place in Quetta. In the afternoon, deadly blasts hit a market in Parachinar.

In his statement, Guterres extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery. He also expressed his solidarity with the people and Government of Pakistan and its efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism. –APP

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