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Press Release Regarding The Terrorist Attack In The Town Of Lakki Marwat, North Western Frontier Province Of Serhad , 02.01.2010

The terrorist attack perpetrated yesterday (1 January 2010) during a volleyball game in the town of Lakki Marwat, North Western Frontier Province of Serhad, which according to initial reports claimed around 100 lives and injured more than 60, has caused us deep sorrow and concern. Turkey wishes mercy upon those who lost their lives and swift recovery to the wounded and extends her condolences to the families of the victims.

This attack is another manifestation of brutality which demonstrates that terror is a crime against humanity. We hope that the perpetrators of this cruel and atrocious attack be brought to justice as soon as possible.

On this sad occasion, we once again reiterate our determination to continue our full solidarity with the Pakistani people and government in their struggle against terrorism.