November 26, 2008 / 10:58 PM / 9 years ago

U.N. Secretary General Ban condemns Mumbai attacks

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon talks during a news conference in Dhaka in this November 2, 2008 file photo.Andrew Biraj

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attacks that killed at least 80 people in Mumbai on Wednesday and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

At least 80 people were killed and 250 wounded in multiple attacks apparently aimed at tourists in India's financial capital.

"Such violence is totally unacceptable," Ban's spokeswoman said in a statement. "The Secretary-General reiterates his conviction that no cause or grievance can justify indiscriminate attacks against civilians."

"He calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice swiftly," the statement said, expressing sympathy for the families of the victims and solidarity with the people and government of India.

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