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Statement of European Union on Quetta terrorist attack

Islamabad, August 16, 2016 (PPI-OT):Deadly attack inside the Civil Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, has left at least 50 people killed and over 50 wounded, including a number of lawyers and journalists who had gathered at the hospital following the killing of the President of the Balochistan Bar Association in a separate shooting incident.

There is no justification for such acts of terrorism. The EU extends its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims. The EU will continue to stand by Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism and to support the Pakistani authorities in their efforts to maintain the rule of law.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Ch
Spokesman
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tell: +92-51-9205494
Fax: +92-51-9204202
Cell: +92-336-5644459
Website: www.mofa.gov.pk

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