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UN condemns deadly terrorist attack at Pakistan shrine

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack

on worshippers at a shrine in Sehwan town of Pakistan’s south Sindh Province. Earlier Thursday, a deadly suicide blast hit the shrine, killing at least 72 people while injuring 200 others. The extremist group Islamist State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. “The United Nations supports the Government of Pakistan in its fight against terrorism in full respect of international and human rights norms,” said a statement released by Guterres’ spokesperson. “We call for the perpetrators of this attack to be brought to justices swiftly,” it added. This is the second time when IS claimed an attack targeting a shrine in Pakistan over the last three months. On Nov. 12 last year, at least 52 people were killed and over 100 others injured when an IS suicide bomber blew himself up at a shrine in the country’s southwest Balochistan province.