U.N. chief urges Islamabad to do its utmost to bring perpetrators to justice.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the “terrorist bombing” at a hospital in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Monday, saying it was “particularly appalling” that the suicide attack targeted a group of mourners.
The bomber struck a crowd of some 200 people gathered at the Civil Hospital in Quetta after the fatal shooting of a senior local lawyer earlier in the day. At least 70 people died in the attack and more than 100 were wounded.
“The targeting of mourners at a civilian hospital makes the attack particularly appalling,” said Ban’s spokesman Farhan Haq.
Ban urged the Pakistani government to do its utmost to bring those behind the attack to justice.