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UN Condemns Deadly Mosque Attack In Pakistan

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UN Condemns Deadly Mosque Attack In Pakistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other high-ranking officials condemned Monday’s suicide bombing at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, which killed at least 59 people and injured 150 more.

According to reports, a militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred at the crowded mosque.

Reports showed that the bombing caused the roof to collapse on top of the worshipers inside.

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“It is particularly abhorrent that the attack occurred at a place of worship,” Guterres said in a statement issued by his spokeswoman, Stephanie Dujarric.

“Freedom of religion or belief, including the ability to worship in peace and security, is a universal human right.”

The UN Chief extended his condolences to the victims’ families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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Guterres reaffirmed the United Nations’ solidarity with the government and people of Pakistan in their efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism.

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