Editorials 10.8.2016 09:00 am

Another crime against humanity

In this file picture taken on January 3, 2015, Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers fire a 120mm mortar round during an ongoing anti-Taliban operation in Dangam district near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in the eastern Kunar province. Afghan security forces have launched a joint anti-militant operations in several parts of Dangam district of Kunar province. So far in the operation, 157 armed insurgents have been killed and 112 others wounded, seven security personnel killed and six others were wounded in the past 25 days, police chief Abdul Habib SyedKhalil said. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada

In this file picture taken on January 3, 2015, Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers fire a 120mm mortar round during an ongoing anti-Taliban operation in Dangam district near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in the eastern Kunar province. Afghan security forces have launched a joint anti-militant operations in several parts of Dangam district of Kunar province. So far in the operation, 157 armed insurgents have been killed and 112 others wounded, seven security personnel killed and six others were wounded in the past 25 days, police chief Abdul Habib SyedKhalil said. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada

Nothing demonstrates this evil better than the callous attack on a government-run hospital in Quetta, Pakistan.

Terrorists are generally cowards who won’t hesitate to use any opportunity to grab international headlines by slaughtering innocent and defenceless civilians.

Nothing demonstrates this evil better than the callous attack on a government-run hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, during which a Taliban suicide bomb, packed with ball bearings, tore through the hospital on Monday, killing at least 70 people and injuring dozens of others.

What kind of a person attacks a building where hundreds of sick people cling to dear life? Terrorism cannot be justified. What happened in Pakistan is a crime against humanity by extremist militants carefully programmed to spill blood.

The world needs to redouble its efforts to bring to a halt the evil robbing innocent civilians worldwide of their God-given precious gift of life.

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