UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored Wednesdays bombing of a marketplace in Peshawar that has killed more than 90 people and is only the latest in a series of deadly attacks targeting civilians across the country. I want to express my outrage at the loss of so many innocent lives, the UN Chief told a Press conference in New York, describing the bomb attack as appalling. No cause can justify such inhuman and indiscriminate violence, he said, extending his condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and to the Pakistani Government. Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), also condemned the attack, as well as the killing of UN staff Wednesday in Kabul in a statement of her own. Reuters and AFP add: The UN Chief also condemned the despicable and brutal attack on the UN guesthouse in Kabul, but said the UN remained committed to Afghanistan. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the despicable and brutal killing, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility in an apparent effort to disrupt the second round of the presidential elections, Ban said in a written statement. The United Nations remains committed to continue its work in the country. Ban gave his condolences to those he said were viciously killed as they sought to serve the people of Afghanistan. This indeed is a loss to all members of the UN family working together to support Afghanistan at this critical juncture. The White House also condemned militant attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and expressed condolences to the victims. An attack at a UN guesthouse in Kabul was an attempt to disrupt Afghanistans Nov 7 presidential run-off election and will not succeed, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. A bombing at a marketplace in Peshawar, he said, showed the extent to which extremists will go and the type of threat they pose for both Pakistan and the United States. Whether it is the events in Kabul or in Pakistan, obviously the President (Barack Obama) sends his condolences to those innocent victims of violent extremists, Gibbs said. In Kabul obviously there is an attempt by some to disrupt the will of the Afghan people in choosing their next government that this administration believes will not succeed. And I think the events in Pakistan demonstrate the lengths that extremists will go to and the type of threat that they pose not just for this country but for the government of Pakistan as well, Gibbs said. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband condemned as despicable the Peshawar attack. We utterly condemn this despicable and indiscriminate attack against the Pakistani people. Our thoughts and condolences go to the victims and their families, Miliband said in a statement. The UK will continue to support Pakistan in its efforts to counter the threat it faces from violent extremism. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also condemned Wednesdays cowardly Taliban attack on the guesthouse, saying the US was committed to ensuring Afghanistan can hold next weeks run-off election. I strongly condemn the cowardly attack today in Afghanistan, Hillary said of the attack, which killed at least five UN staff, including a US citizen. The US remains steadfast in its support for the UN and its vital work to help the Afghan people build a better future, added Hillary, who is currently on a visit to neighbouring Pakistan. We remain firm in our commitment to Afghanistan and the Afghan people and to working with the Afghans