NEW YORK, 14th November, 2016 (WAM) — United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has condemned the terrorist attack on a Sufi shrine in southwestern Pakistan that reportedly killed dozens of worshippers.

In a statement, Mr. Ban extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Pakistan, wishing the injured a speedy recovery. He expressed hope that the Pakistani authorities will be able to swiftly bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice, highlighting his support to the Pakistani Government in its fight against terrorism in full respect of international and human rights norms.

Preliminary media reports said that a powerful bomb blasted the shrine in the Khuzdar district of the Baluchistan province, killing at least 52 people and wounding at least 100 others.