UN chief condemns terrorist attack against Sufi shrine in Pakistan

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

A terrorist attack against worshippers in a Sufi shrine in southwestern Pakistan has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

According to media reports, the powerful bomb blast has killed 52 people and wounded at least a 100 others.

Sufism is a form of Islam but is considered heretical by some Muslims.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

The terrorist group ISIL has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

A religious ceremony was ongoing at the shrine in the Kunduz district of Pakistan's Baluchistan province when the bomb exploded.

Ban Ki-moon called on the Pakistani authorities to bring the perpetrators of this "depraved" attack to justice.

He also extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

Duration: 31”

 

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