Canada condemns attacks in Pakistan



OTTAWA - The Canadian government on Thursday condemned a spate of attacks in Pakistan that left 40 people dead.
"Canada strongly condemns these attacks," Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon said in a statement, offering "deepest sympathies" to the families and friends of those who were killed.



Canada condemns attacks in Pakistan
"A secure and stable Pakistan is important for long-term regional stability and international security," he said.
"Canada is working with Pakistan and our allies to help Pakistan overcome the challenges it is facing, including its fight against violent extremism," ha added.
Earlier, militant squads launched attacks in Pakistan that left 40 people dead, storming police offices in Lahore and bombing targets in the northwest to escalate 11 days of carnage.
Minutes apart, between 9:00 am (0300 GMT) and 10:00 am, gunmen armed with suicide vests and grenades stormed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Lahore and a police training school and commando academy on the outskirts.
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Friday, October 16th 2009
AFP
           


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