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Terror Attack in Pakistan Denounced

Terror Attack in Pakistan DenouncedTerror Attack in Pakistan Denounced

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi condemned the Friday terrorist attack on Pakistani officials and renewed Tehran’s call for concerted efforts against the growing threat of terrorism. A bomb explosion targeting a senior politician in southwestern Pakistan killed at least 25 people and wounded 37 others, Tasnim News Agency reported. The blast took place in the town of Mastung, about 50 km south of Balochistan’s provincial capital Quetta.

Pakistani Senate Deputy Chairman Abdul Ghafoor Haidari escaped the attack with light wounds, but his driver and another aide in the same vehicle were killed. Later on Friday, the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group claimed the attack, in a statement released by its Amaq website. It said the attack had been carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest.

In a statement, the Iranian spokesman expressed sympathy with the Pakistani government and nation, as well as the bereaved families of victims.

“As we announced on many occasions, fighting this ominous phenomenon is not possible just by words and uprooting terrorism needs a serious resolve and effective step within comprehensive cooperation,” he said.

 

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