Iran strongly condemns terrorist attacks on Christian civilians in Pakistan

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Monday strongly condemned the terrorists’ bomb attacks on churches in Pakistan, reiterating Islam’s strong opposition to violence and extremism.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham underlined that Islam is the religion of compassion, peace, and kindness and is strongly against terrorism.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stressed on peaceful co-existence of people of different religious groups and believes that violence and radical groups always have an adverse effect on stability, peace, and peaceful co-existence,” she further stressed.

Afkham also expressed sympathy with the government and people of Pakistan, extended her deepest condolences to the victims of the attack and expressed the hope that the souls of the victims would rest in eternal peace.

Suicide bombers attacked a Christian community in Eastern Pakistan on Sunday, setting off two blasts that killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadly attack and warned of more to come.

The explosions, which struck the Nishtar Colony area in the city of Lahore, wounded at least 78 people.

By Fars News Agency