Iran condemns terrorist attack on Pakistani Shia prayers

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman denounced recent terrorist acts against innocent people in a Shia mosque in Pakistan, claiming the lives of over 60 Shia Muslims.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham strongly condemned the deadliest act of anti-Shia violence in two years on a Shia mosque in the northeastern Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, claiming the lives of over 60 Shia Muslims and wounding dozens more.

Afkham, while expressing condolences and sympathy to the families of victims and Pakistani government, said Islamic Republic of Iran condemns terrorist act against innocent people of every race and religion in Pakistan, calling it against the teachings of Islam and human values.

Stressing the need to deal with extremism and terrorist movements, Afkham highlighted regional cooperation and solidarity in the fight against extremism and terrorism as well as maintaining unity among world Muslims against the divisive measures by enemies of the Islamic Ummah.

Over 50 people, including children, were killed on Friday in a suicide bombing during Friday prayers at a packed minority Shia mosque in Pakistan’s Sindh province, the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in recent times.

By Mehr News Agency

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