UN chief condemns deadly attacks in Pakistan

Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees speaks during a press conference at the Launch of the Regional Flash Appeal Following recent events in Libyan Arab Jamahiri

GENEVA: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned terrorist attacks in the Pakistani city of Karachi and at a market in the north-west province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), according to a statement released from Geneva on Saturday.

He expressed hope that those behind the acts will be swiftly brought to justice. Secretary-General Guterres extended his deep condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

“He hopes those responsible for the attacks will be swiftly brought to justice,” read the statement.

On Friday, gunmen attacked the Chinese Consulate in Karachi killing four individuals, including police officers. Three attackers were also killed.

In a separate attack on the same day, at least 30 people were killed in a bomb attack at a crowded marketplace in Orakzai district, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.