UN Secretary General condemns the Naran Carnage
16 August 2012 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condmened the killings of 25 passengers in Naran, Pakistan. In a press statement published on his website of the Secretary General has expressed his anger over the deliberate attack on the innocent passnegers due to their religious identiy.
“The Secretary-General expresses his outrage over such deliberate attacks on people due to their religious beliefs in Pakistan,”
Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said. “He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan.”
In a merciless attack on passenger vehicles in Mansehra region of Pakistan, as many as 25 people were killed on early Thursday morning. According to details, the passengers were heading to Gilgit-Baltistan, reportedly, to join their families in the Eid Celebrations towards the end of the holy and pious month of Ramadan.
About 15 to 20 terrorists ambushed the buses and killed 25 people after identifying their religious identy. The eye witnesses told media that the attackers were in military uniform equiped with modern equipment and weapons.
The banned Tahrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has taken responsibility of the killings. A spoksperson of Taliban has said that the Al Mansoreen Group of TTP carried out the attacks and Amir Tariqu Mansoor was leading the crime against humanity.