The US condemned the attack on the UN food office in Pakistan on Monday that left five people dead, calling it a “senseless” act against individuals helping to help feed the poor.

“Such cruel acts expose the true nature of the terrorist agenda,” State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said.

A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside the World Food Programme building in the capital, wounding an additional six people.

Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the bomber, who was wearing the uniform of paramilitary security, entered the facility after a guard granted a request to use the toilet.

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