NEW YORK: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Sunday condemned attacks on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s lower Orakzai district that killed 33 people.

Members of the Security Council appreciated the swift response by Sindh Police.

The council, in a statement issued here, stressed that “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations” constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

“Any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” they said.

The council underscored the need to hold the perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of terrorist acts accountable and bring them to justice.

The members also urged UN member states to cooperate actively with the government of Pakistan and all other relevant authorities in this regard in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council’s resolutions.

Sindh Police in a swift response foiled an attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Clifton Block-4 area of the city where terrorists stormed the consulate.

On the same day, a blast targeting a local market in the lower Orakzai district left 33 dead, including three children and at least 56 injured.