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UN chief condemns 'escalating' Pakistan violence

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan" after 19 Shiite pilgrims died in a car bomb and 21 kidnapped soldiers were killed. 

A Pakistani security official stands guard beside a destroyed Shiite Muslim pilgrims bus at the site of a bomb attack in Baluchistan on December 30, 2012. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan" after 19 Shiite pilgrims died in the attack and 21 kidnapped soldiers were killed elsewhere.

Ban "condemns in particular the continued violent targeting of religious minorities," according to a statement from his spokesman, Martin Nesirky.

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