Sri Lanka condemns attack on Pakistani university

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Colombo, Jan 20 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a university in northwestern Pakistan in which 21 people were killed and dozens injured.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this deplorable terrorist attack,” Xinhua news agency quoted a foreign ministry statement released here.

“Sri Lanka condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and wishes to reiterate support toward all efforts to combat this scourge.”

Terrorists from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group have claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Pakistan where militants opened fire on students and teachers in classrooms and hostels.

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