Iran condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan’s Lahore

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned a Monday terrorist attack in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore that killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens of others.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi offered condolences to the Pakistani government and nation over the deadly suicide attack.

Resorting to violence and terror originates from a degenerate ideology that has nothing to express but the language of force and violence, he deplored.

“We believe that the only way out of the wave of violence and terror in the region and the world is to deal honestly with this ominous phenomenon,” Qassemi noted, denouncing the “instrumental use of terrorism” for political purposes and under double standards.

On Monday, a suicide bomber struck near a police team in Lahore, killing at least 26 and wounding another 54, many of them police officers.

Senior police officer Haider Ashraf said a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted police guarding a demolition site at Kot Lakhpat’s vegetable market on the outskirts of Lahore.

An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.