Terrorist attacks in Pakistan condemned by UN chief

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Two terrorist attacks in Pakistan have been condemned by the UN chief.

An assault at Jinnah international airport in Karachi on Sunday reportedly left 29 people dead.

The outlawed Taliban group says it was behind the raid in which all ten attackers died.

And 25 people died in suicide attacks targeting Shia pilgrims in Taftan, in Baluchistan.

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply concerned by the upsurge of violence across Pakistan.

In April, a terrorist attack in a busy market in Islamabad reportedly killed at least 24 people and injured as many as 100.

Mr Ban urged the authorities to further increase efforts to address terrorism and religious extremism.

He said the right of all people to safely practice their religion should be protected.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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