NEW YORK, 26th October, 2016 (WAM) — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, has condemned a terrorist attack on a police academy in Quetta, claiming the lives of at least 60 people and injuring more than 100.

In a statement issued by his office, Mr. Ban stressed the urgency of bringing the perpetrators of “this abhorrent act of violence” to justice. According to reports, most of the victims were police cadets.

In his statement, the UN Secretary-General extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Pakistan, and wished for a speedy recovery to those injured.

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