Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack on Pakistani University

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Wednesday strongly denounced a deadly attack earlier in the day on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, which killed at least 21 people.

Condemning the attack, Jaberi Ansari stressed that Iran considers such terrorist moves to serve the inauspicious interests of the enemies of the Pakistani nation and the Muslim world.

The spokesman once again underscored Iran’s firm stance on the necessity for an integrated global fight against terrorism and extremism.

He also expressed sympathy with the bereaved families of the victims as well as the nation and government of the friendly and brotherly country of Pakistan.

Gunmen stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and triggering a heavy gun battle with police and army troops that rushed to the scene in a town near the city of Peshawar, officials said.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistani (TTP) militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. “Our four suicide attackers carried out the attack on Bacha Khan University today,” Umar Mansoor, a commander in the TTP militant group told AFP by phone from an undisclosed location.

Pakistan media reports that 50 have been injured in the terror attack and have been shifted to Charsadda District HQ hospital.