The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres and other top officials, have strongly condemned the suicide bombing at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday, that left at least 59 dead and 150 injured.
According to reports, a militant group had claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred at the crowded mosque.
Reports showed that the bombing caused the roof to collapse on top of worshipers inside.
“It is particularly abhorrent that the attack occurred at a place of worship,” Guterres said in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Stephanie Dujarric.
“Freedom of religion or belief, including the ability to worship in peace and security, is a universal human right.”
Extending his condolences to the victims’ families and wishes for a prompt recovery to those injured, Guterres reiterated the solidarity of the United Nations with the government and people of Pakistan in their efforts to address terrorism and violent extremism.