The UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the suicide terrorist attack at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, which left at least 88 people dead and 150 others injured.
In a press statement, the members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Pakistan, and wished a speedy and full recovery to those injured.
The council members underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice.
They urged all states to cooperate actively with the government of Pakistan as well as all other relevant authorities in this regard.
The security council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
It stressed the need for all states to combat, by all means, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts
Meanwhile, China is deeply shocked by and strongly condemns the deadly attack, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said on Tuesday.
“We express our deep condolences for the loss of life in the attack and extend sympathies to the injured and the bereaved families,’’ Mao told a press briefing.
She said China firmly opposes terrorism in any form and firmly supports Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism, defending national stability, and protecting people’s lives.
According to media reports, the Monday blast had killed at least 59 people and injured 157 others.