Iran strongly condemns deadly blast in Istanbul, urges serious fight against terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry deplored the Tuesday terrorist blast in Istanbul which killed and wounded tens of people, and underlined the necessity for global and serious campaign against terrorism.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari strongly condemned the attack, and extended his condolences to the Turkish nation and government and families of the victims over the death of their beloved ones.

He also underscored the necessity for comprehensive and serious fight against terrorism and extremism.

At least 11 people were killed and 36 others injured after a bomb attack on a police vehicle, Istanbul’s governor said.

The deadly explosion ripped through central Istanbul near a university and tourist sites during the morning rush hour.

“Seven law enforcers and four civilians have died in the attack,” Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters. “Thirty-six people have been injured, three are in critical condition.”

By Fars News Agency