US bombing senseless violence, says UN chief

United Nations, April 16 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the bombing at the Boston Marathon as “senseless violence”.

Speaking at a ceremony at UN Headquarters commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide Monday, Ban said the bombing “is all the more appalling for taking place at an event renowned for bringing people together from around the world in a spirit of sportsmanship and harmony”, reported Xinhua.

“For now I just wanted to say that my thoughts are with everyone in Boston,” Ban said, expressing his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishing those wounded a speedy recovery.

Two explosions took place near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon, killing at least three people and injuring over 100.

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