Iran condemns terror attack in Pakistan

IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi on Friday strongly condemned a recent terrorist attack in southwestern Pakistan which resulted in death of 14 security forces.

Expressing solidarity with the Pakistani people and government, he said that terrorism is an evil phenomenon which will not be eliminated except through all-out cooperation of the countries which have fallen victim to it.

“Iran voiced its readiness for any collaboration with the neighboring and brotherly Pakistan in all security, intelligence and operational fields to fight terrorism,” he said.

Gunmen killed 14 people after ambushing a passenger bus in southwestern Pakistan, local authorities said, independent reported.

Around 35 people are thought to have been travelling from Karachi to Gwadar when armed men stopped the vehicle, checked the identities of those on board and then began shooting people selectively.

Pakistani Prime minister Imran Khan condemned the attack, calling it “an act of terror”.

He ordered authorities “to make every possible effort to identify and to bring the perpetrators of the barbaric act to justice”.