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Ban Ki-moon condemns Mardan and Peshawar attacks

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday condemned two terrorist attacks  near Mardan’s District Court and Peshawar’s Christian Colony in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, respectively, and called for bringing those responsible to justice.

A statement issued by his spokesman said the secretary-general stressed the need to ensure accountability and to bring to justice the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks.

“The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life,” the statement said.

“He extends his heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.”

Ban also expresses his solidarity with the people and Government of Pakistan.