Britain condemns 'appalling' suicide bombing in Pakistan

25th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

British junior foreign minister Alistair Burt on Saturday condemned the "appalling" suicide bombing attack on a World Food Programme project in Pakistan.

"This appalling attack on innocent refugees is a cruel reminder of the indiscriminate aims of the terrorists and an example of why the world must work together to do all we can to confront a menace without boundaries," Burt said in a brief statement issued by the Foreign Office.

A suicide bomber wearing a burqa, who some officials said was a woman, killed at least 43 people at a World Food Programme distribution point in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan on Saturday.

The blast occurred in Khar, the main town of lawless Bajaur tribal district, once a stronghold of Taliban militants who have carried out several bombings and suicide attacks in the area.

© 2010 AFP

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