4 October 2004
Secretary-General Condemns in Strongest Terms Terrorist Attack on Mosque in Pakistan
NEW YORK, 1 October (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General has learned with dismay and abhorrence the reports of a terrorist attack on a mosque in the town of Sialkot in Pakistan during Friday prayers today, which has killed and injured a large number of worshipers. No cause or motive can justify attacks on places of worship and innocent civilians. The Secretary-General condemns this cowardly act in the strongest terms. He also calls for calm and restraint in the wake of the dastardly act.
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