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Published:December 25th, 2012 11:12 EST

Ban Condemns Deadly Attack at Political Rally in Pakistan

By SOP newswire3

Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned the suicide bombing in north-western Pakistan that killed 10 people, including prominent politician Bashir Bilour, and wounded 17 others. 

The attack reportedly occurred at a political rally in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where Mr. Bilour served as a senior minister in the provincial government.

The Secretary-General reiterates the strong support of the United Nations for the efforts of the Government and people of Pakistan to combat the scourge of terrorism, " said a statement issued by his spokesperson.

He conveys his sincere condolences on this tragic loss, " the statement added.

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