India, UN chief condemn Pakistan terror attack


India and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Pakistan targeting political rallies and candidates. 
The UN stands in solidarity with and supports the efforts of the government of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, Xinhua quoted Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesman, as saying in a statement.
A suicide bombing in Mastung in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province that targeted an election campaign event killed 132 people and injured many others. 
The blast was the deadliest terrorist attack in Pakistan this year. Guterres extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Pakistan, said the UN statement. 
India termed the terrorist attacks as “tragic.” 
"Three tragic terrorist attacks have hit the people of Pakistan within a short span of 3-4 days," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement late on Saturday.
"More than 150 innocent people have lost their lives and hundreds have been injured," it stated.
Stating that "more disturbing is the fact that these attacks took place on election rallies, essential to the democratic process", it said: "India has always condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. We strongly condemn these attacks and extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families." 

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