UN chief condemns terrorist attack at wedding party in Turkey

NEW YORK, 22nd August, 2016 (WAM) -- United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, an act that was reportedly carried out by a suicide bomber, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens of others.

"The Secretary-General condemns the attack and hopes that the perpetrators of this act will be quickly identified and brought to justice," Ban's spokesperson said in a statement.

The UN chief again stressed the need to intensify regional and international efforts to prevent and combat terrorism and violent extremism, the statement said.

The Secretary-General expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey, and wished for a speedy recovery of those injured.


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