US condemns Charsadda suicide bomb attack

December 22nd, 2007 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): The US has condemned the suicide attack at a mosque in Pakistans North West Frontier Province that was targeted at former Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao, and killed at least 54 people.
“Violence for political gain is never justified, and is even more disturbing during such a special holiday in the Islamic faith,” said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.
Upset that the bombing had “killed and injured so many innocent people during the Eid al-Adha holiday, McCormack said: “Terrorists continue to use violent tactics to foster fear and limit freedom.”
“Those responsible for the attack have demonstrated that they lack any compassion, humanity, or respect for faith,” he added.
“We send our condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Pakistani people,” The News quoted McCormack, as saying.
Sherpao and his son escaped unhurt, but other son was injured in the leg.
Investigators said that the Taliban or al Qaeda militants may be involved in the attack.
It is the second attempt on Sherpao’s life since April when a suicide bomber blew himself up just a few feet from Sherpao during a political rally, killing at least 28 people. (ANI)

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