Minister Baird Condemns Bomb Attack in Northwest Pakistan

 (No. 242 – August 19, 2011 – 9:00 p.m. ET) John Baird, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister, today issued the following statement:

"Canada strongly condemns today's deadly attack at a mosque in Pakistan's Khyber district, which killed dozens and wounded scores more.

"On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest sympathies to the victims' families and friends. I wish a swift recovery to the injured.

"This type of violent extremism, targeting people in their place of worship during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, is entirely despicable.

"We hope that the perpetrators of this horrendous attack will be brought to justice.

"Canada will continue to work with Pakistan and our allies to help Pakistan address the challenges it faces."

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