UNITED NATIONS- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored recent deadly terrorist attacks in Pakistan, including bombing of a market in the capital of Islamabad.
"The secretary-general deplores the recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan, including Tuesday's bombing of a market in Islamabad and attack on a train in Baluchistan, incidents that led to killing and wounding of many people," said a statement issued by Ban's spokesman. Ban extended "his deep condolences" to the families of the victims and the government of Pakistan, the statement said. At least 24 people were killed and more than 70 others were injured when a bomb went off inside a fruit market in Islamabad on Wednesday morning. Both Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain condemned the blast, the second serious one that hit Pakistan's capital in a month. In another terrorist attack, an explosion ripped through a train in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing at least 14 people. Banned militant outfit United Baloch Army (UBA) has claimed responsibility for the blast.