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Published:September 3rd, 2016 09:05 EST

UN Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Northern Pakistan

By SOP newswire3

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned two separate terrorist attacks which took place in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, reportedly targeting a Christian neighbourhood and a district court, according to his spokesperson.

He stresses the need to ensure accountability and to bring to justice the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks, " the spokesperson added in a statement.

According to media reports, earlier today, four suicide bombers targeted a Christian neighbourhood near the province`s capital, Peshawar, killing one person before being shot dead, while another suicide bomber attacked a court in the city of Mardan, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 50.

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life, " Mr. Ban`s spokesperson 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. "

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54827#.V8q8lK2fvIU

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