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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 21, 2007


Suicide Attack at Sherpao Mosque in Pakistan

The United States condemns the suicide attack at a mosque in Jamia Masjid Sherpao in the Charsadda District of Pakistan, which killed and injured so many innocent people during the Eid al-Adha holiday. We send our condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Pakistani people. Violence for political gain is never justified, and is even more disturbing during such a special holiday in the Islamic faith. Terrorists continue to use violent tactics to foster fear and limit freedom. Those responsible for the attack have demonstrated that they lack any compassion, humanity, or respect for faith.

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Released on December 21, 2007

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