UN chief calls attack on hospital in Quetta ‘appalling’

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UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Monday’s terrorist attack at the Civil Hospital in Quetta, and called on Pakistan to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“The targeting of mourners at a civilian hospital makes the attack particularly appalling,” the UN chief said in a statement read out by Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq at the regular noon briefing.

“The Secretary-General urges the Government to do its utmost to ensure safety of the population and bring to justice the perpetrators of today’s attack,” the statement said.

“He extends his heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of Pakistan.”