18 February 2013, 10:59

Ban Ki-moon denounces blast in the Pakistani city Quetta

Ban Ki-moon denounces blast in the Pakistani city Quetta

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has denounced the explosion in the Pakistani city of Quetta and has called for immediate and resolute moves against the perpetrators.

A powerful blast tore through the Quetta city marketplace on Sunday, killing 81 and injuring more than 160 others. The terrorist attack targeted the Shiites who make their home in the city.

The Sunni extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack caused outrage among the Shiite population of Pakistan. Demonstrations of protest urging that Shiites be guaranteed security took place in several built-up areas of Pakistan.

Voice of Russia, IF

 

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