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UN Secretary-General: Strongly condemns hotel attacks in Pakistan

by YCPress

April 22 2021 U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement through a spokesman strongly condemning the April 21 attack on the parking lot of the Serena Hotel in Quetta, Pakistan. Guterres extended his condolences to the families of the victims, the people of Pakistan and the Government.

Guterres reiterated in his statement that the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Pakistan in their efforts to respond to terrorism and violent extremism.

On the evening of the 21st local time, a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of a luxury hotel in Quetta, capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, killing four people and injuring 12 others.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin confirmed at a regular press conference on the 22nd, The Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong was leading the delegation to visit the local area on the same day, but the attack occurred, the delegation was not in the hotel because of going out to participate in the event. So far, there have been no reports of casualties among Chinese citizens in the attack.

Wang said China strongly condemns the terrorist attack, expresses its condolences to those who lost their lives and expresses its condolences to the injured. At present, the relevant Pakistani authorities are fully investigating the incident, I believe Pakistan will be able to find out the truth, bring the perpetrators to justice, and ensure the safety of Chinese personnel and institutions in Pakistan.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.