UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned a terrorist attack on a police academy in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta.
On Monday night, three terrorists armed with guns and suicide vests attacked the police training academy in Quetta, killing at least 60 people and injuring 117 others.
"The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured," said a statement released by Ban's spokesperson.
"He calls for the perpetrators of this abhorrent act of violence to be brought to justice swiftly," it added.
A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic State claimed the responsibility for the attack in separate statements. Earlier, Pakistani officials blamed the sectarian group "Lashkar-e-Jhangvi" for the deadly attack.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack and said the terrorists cannot demoralize the nation with such coward attack and that the country's ongoing war on terror will be taken to a logical end.