Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Suicide Attack in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

December 7, 2010

  1. The Government of Japan is shocked and outraged by the many deaths and injuries caused by the suicide bomb attack on December 6 (Mon) in Ghalanai, Mohmand Agency in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan (about 175 km northwest of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital). Japan mourns the victims and expresses its condolences to the bereaved families. Japan also offers its sympathy to those wounded in the attacks.

  2. This was an abhorrent act targeting innocent people and Japan strongly condemns it. Japan condemns terrorism in all forms and for all purposes, and strongly reiterates that no act of terrorism can be justified.

  3. Japan hopes that the people of Pakistan will recover quickly from this ordeal, and intends to support efforts by the Government of Pakistan to combat terrorism in cooperation with the international community.