UN SG condemns Pakistan terrorist attack on Christian church Peter Snyder at 11:15 AM ET
[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile; JURIST news archive] on Sunday condemned [statement] a terrorist attack [CNN report] on a Christian church in Peshawar, Pakistan, which has reportedly killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 100. Ban expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and urged Pakistani authorities do everything in their power to combat "repeated acts of blind violence against religious and ethnic minorities in Pakistan." The attacks have led to Christian protests [AFP report] across the country. In Islamabad protesters blocked a major highway during rush hour, and thousands rallied outside the parliament [official website] building demanding the government do more to protect [HRCP report] the minority Christian population from further violence.
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