Iran condemns terrorist bombing in Nigeria

The massacre of innocent women and men is an inhumane unjustifiable act, Afkham said.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has strongly condemned the Thursday’s terrorist bombing at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria which resulted in the deaths of dozens of worshippers and injury of dozens more.

“The massacre of innocent women and men is an inhumane unjustifiable act,” Afkham said late Friday.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman expressed sympathy with families of the victims, the Nigerian government and nation, and underlined the need for an all-out fight against terrorism and extremism in different parts of the world.

At least 42 people lost their lives when two bombs ripped through the mosque in Nigeria’s restive northeastern state of Borno.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, Nigerian officials usually blame such assaults on Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists.

Boko Haram terrorists have recently pledged allegiance to the Takfiri Daesh militant group, which is primarily operating in Syria and Iraq.

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