New York, NY (BBN) – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and members of the Security Council have strongly condemned Wednesday’s bomb attack at the Indian High Court in the capital, New Delhi, which caused numerous deaths and injuries.

“The Secretary-General reiterates his firm stance that there is no justification for indiscriminate violence against civilians,” his spokesperson said in a statement.

According to media reports, a bomb was placed in a case near a security checkpoint outside the court where people were queuing for passes to enter the building. At least 10 people are reportedly dead and more than 60 others are wounded.

Both Mr. Ban and the 15-member Council extended their sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

The Council, in a statement to the press, reaffirmed that “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.”

BBN/SSR/AD-08Sept11-12:38 pm (BST)