Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan

Pakistani security officials inspect a destroyed vehicle after an explosion in Lahore on July 24, 2017 / Photo retrieved from AFP

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has censured the Monday terrorist attack in Pakistan’s Lahore city, saying that resorting to violence and terror is the offspring of a degenerate ideology that has nothing to express except mindless violence and bullying.

In a statement on Monday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Qassemi strongly denounced the attack which killed and wounded dozens of people.

He also expressed sympathy with the Pakistani nation and government, and condoled with the victims’ relatives.

“We believe that the only way to escape this wave of violence and terror in the region and the world is to deal honestly with this ominous phenomenon,” he noted.

“We say that terrorism and the business of terrorism should not be used for political purposes within the framework of double standards,” Qassemi added.

At least 26 people were killed in a car bombing in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday. The blast, which left over 50 others wounded, struck police stationed near a market on the outskirts of the city.

Officials said a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted officers guarding a demolition site at the vegetable market.

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