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No: 296, 25 December 2010, Press Release Regarding the Suicide Attack in Pakistan

We have learned with great sorrow and concern the suicide attack that took place today (25 December) in Khar, a town in Bajaur region of Pakistan. We strongly condemn and abhor this attack that claimed the lives of at least 40 people and injured more than 60 people.

On this sad occasion, we would like to express our unwavering feelings of solidarity with the friendly and brotherly Government and people of Pakistan. We once again reiterate the importance we attach to our existing strong friendly and brotherly relations with Pakistan and sincerely share the grief of the Pakistani people.

We wish mercy upon those who lost their lives, convey condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and wish speedy recovery to those wounded as a result of this abhorrent terrorist attack.