NEW YORK, 22nd June, 2016 (WAM) — Condemning the terrorist attack against a Jordanian border guard post on the north-eastern border with Syria, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, offered his condolences to the families of the victims and reiterated his solidarity with the Government and people of Jordan.

“The Secretary-General is particularly concerned that the attack took place opposite an encampment where Syrian asylum seekers await entry into Jordan,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesman, in which the UN chief commended Jordan for its continued commitment and efforts to uphold humanitarian principles.

Further to the statement, the Secretary-General urged all governments to strengthen their efforts to combat the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism, and to support the Government of Jordan in this context.