Bahram Qassemi

Iran raps Nigeria terrorist blasts

Tasnim– Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned recent suicide bombings in Nigeria that killed and injured dozens of innocent people.

Qassemi on Saturday expressed sympathy with the West African country’s government and people and the bereaved families of the victims of the tragic event

The Islamic Republic of Iran always condemns terrorism anywhere in the world and underlines the need for cooperation in combatting terrorist groups, he added.

56 people were killed and many more injured after two women blew themselves up in a bustling market in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Madagali on Friday.

Survivor Ahmadu Gulak said the blasts hit simultaneously at opposite ends of a grains and vegetables market.

Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists have been blamed for the attack on the edge of the group’s Sambisa Forest stronghold, which the Nigerian military has been bombing ahead of ground assaults.

The militants have been attacking soft targets since the military has dislodged them from towns and villages this year.

Madagali was liberated last year after months in the hands of Boko Haram. It is 150 kilometers southeast of the biggest northeastern city, Maiduguri, which has been the epicenter of Boko Haram’s seven-year insurgency.

The group has recently regained momentum after it was nearly obliterated months ago by a joint military force made up of Nigerian government forces and troops from neighboring countries.

Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, which is mainly active in Syria and Iraq.

The United Nations has warned that areas affected by Boko Haram face a humanitarian crisis.

Boko Haram terrorists have killed more than 20,000 people and forced over 2.7 million others from their homes.