57 worshipers were martyred and more than 200 were left injured in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque during Jummah prayer in the heavily congested market of Qissa Khawani Peshawar on Friday.
Expressing his horror on the attack, the Secretary-General said in a tweet that houses of worship should be havens, not targets.
Houses of worship should be havens, not targets.
I condemn today’s horrific attack on a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, during Friday prayers.
My condolences to those who have lost loved ones, and my solidarity with the people of Pakistan.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) March 4, 2022
He expressed his condolences to those who lost their loved ones in the attack and solidarity with the people of Pakistan.