Terrorist attack in Pakistan condemned by UN chief

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Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

A terrorist bomb attack at a border crossing between India and Pakistan has been strongly condemned by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

According to reports, a suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday near the main gate on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border crossing.

At the time, a large number of people were returning from the daily flag-lowering ceremony.

Both Indian and Pakistani soldiers participate in the ceremony.

It is estimated that over 55 people were killed more than 100 were injured in the attack.

Stephane Dujarric is UN Spokesperson in New York.

"The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that took place yesterday on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border crossing with India. He expresses his condolences to the families of those killed in the attack and to the people and Government of Pakistan and wishes those wounded a quick recovery. Such terrorist acts are not justifiable under any circumstances." (22")

The UN Secretary-General has called on the Pakistani authorities to bring those responsible for the attack to justice.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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