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US offers help in airport attack investigation

WASHINGTON: The United States while condemning the terrorist attack on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, offered Pakistan help in investigating the incident, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Deputy Spokesperson at the State Department Marie Harf while wishing the injured speedy recovery and condoling with families of the victim offered US assistance to Pakistani authorities in investigation of the crime.

The spokesperson also told the daily briefing that there were no reports of American citizens among the casualties and all staff at the American mission was safe.

Explaining the American probe offer, she said Pakistan has a number of capabilities to handle these incidents and the US is ready to help Pakistan with the investigation.

Harf said counterterrorism is a shared concern for the US and Pakistan.

United Nations condemns airport attack

United Nations has also strongly condemned the terror attack on Jinnah international airport in Karachi that killed 29 people and suicide attack on Shia pilgrims that killed 25 people in a hotel in Taftan, Balochistan.

In a statement released by the United Nations, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his deepest concern over the latest upsurge of violence across Pakistan.

While conceding the measures taken to maintain security, the secretary general has strongly urged the government of Pakistan to further intensify its efforts to address terrorism and religious extremism, including the safety of people so they can practice their religion freely, and bring culprits to justice.

Moon also expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in the attack and has expressed unity with the government.



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