Britain condemns Osama death revenge attack in Pakistan as "cowardly, indiscriminate"
Islamabad, May 13(ANI): Britain has condemned the deadly bomb blasts in northwest Pakistan, which the Pakistani Taliban said was to avenge Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's killing.
The Saudi-born terrorist, who had evaded capture for a decade, was killed on May 2 in a top secret operation involving a small team of US Special Forces in Abbottabad, located 50 kilometres northeast of Islamabad and 150 kilometres east of Peshawar.
Over 80 people were killed and more than 100 others injured in two powerful blasts at the Frontier Corps Fort near Shabqadar in Charsadda- the deadliest attack since bin Laden's death.
"I condemn this morning's attacks in Charsadda, North-West Pakistan that have claimed over 80 lives and injured many more. These attacks were cowardly and indiscriminate, killing many innocent bystanders and targeting those who serve to protect Pakistan," British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Friday.
He said that it has been proved once again that such extremist groups have no regard for the value of human life.
"I offer my sincere condolences, in particular to the families of those whose lives were lost, and to those who were injured," said Hague.
The Foreign Secretary also pledged Britain's support for Pakistan in the ongoing war against terrorism.
"The UK is committed to standing with Pakistan in the fight against violent extremism and we will continue to work with Pakistan to tackle this shared threat," he said. (ANI)
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