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United Nations Secretary-General condemns in strongest possible terms terrorist attacks on two Christian churches in Lahore

New York, March 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks on two Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan, during morning services on Sunday, 15 March 2015. The Secretary-General notes with grave concern that the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attacks while threatening to carry out more such acts in the future.

He calls on the Government of Pakistan to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice and to do its utmost to prevent attacks against places of worship and protect religious minorities. The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Ms. Ishrat Rizvi
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-8355720
Cell: +92-300-8553790
Email: ishrat.rizvi@unic.org

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