Pakistan envoy slams terrorist attack in SW Iran

IRNA – Pakistan ambassador in Tehran Riffat Masood in a message denounced the terrorist attack in southwestern city of Ahvaz.

‘Strongly condemn #AhvazAttack. Thoughts and prayers for all those who have suffered in this cowardly act of terrorism. Pakistan stands in solidarity with brotherly Iran at this difficult time,’ Masood tweeted on Saturday.

At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 others were injured during Saturday morning terror attack in Ahvaz, capital of the Khuzestan Province, in southwestern Iran.

“The terrorists disguised as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire to the authorities and people from behind the stand during the parade,’ Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati said earlier.

The self-proclaimed Saudi-affiliated Al-Ahwaz terrorist group claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry also condemned the terrorist attack in a message to the people and officials of Iran.

‘Our deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in this heinous attack.

“Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal in a tweet message.