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Baird Condemns Bomb Attacks in Pakistan

January 10, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns today’s deadly attacks in Pakistan that have killed scores of innocent people. On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those killed. I wish a swift recovery to the injured.

“This type of violent extremism is entirely despicable. It is a stark reminder that the greatest threat to Pakistan is terrorist entities operating within its borders.

“These attacks further underscore the importance of Pakistan continuing to fight extremists who threaten its people and the international community.

“We hope that the perpetrators of these horrendous attacks will be brought to justice.

“Canada will continue to work with the people of Pakistan and our allies to help Pakistan address the challenges it faces.”

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