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Karachi Airport Attack and Balochistan Shia Attack

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 9, 2014


We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday’s brazen attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. We wish those who were injured a full and speedy recovery. The United States condemns this brutal attack and stands steadfast in its commitment to the people of Pakistan in their efforts to counter terrorism and build a peaceful future. We support Pakistan’s efforts to bring all those involved in planning and executing this attack to justice.

Regrettably, the Pakistani people face violent assaults from numerous groups. On the same day as the airport attack, 30 Shia pilgrims were murdered in Balochistan, the latest innocent victims of sectarian violence. The United States also sends its sincere condolences to those affected by this heinous attack and strongly condemns those responsible. Extremist violence against innocent Pakistani men, women, and children of any faith is an assault on universal human values. We encourage the government to take steps to protect and improve the lives of members of Pakistan’s minorities and take concrete steps to promote tolerance and religious freedom.


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