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Foreign Secretary condemns attacks in North-West Pakistan

Over 80 people are reported dead after attacks in Charsadda, North-West Pakistan. Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the attacks describing them as "cowardly".

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Speaking this morning, the Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

“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. They prove 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.

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.”

Published 13 May 2011