Iran slams Lahore’s church bombings

Marziyeh-Afkham
Marziyeh-Afkham

Iran believes that the spread of violence and strengthening of radical groups will have an unfavorable impact on peace, stability and peaceful coexistence, said Afkham.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has condemned the bombings targeting two churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore by Pakistani militants that claimed 14 lives and left many injured.

Afkham said on Monday that Islam is a religion of kindness, peace and mercy and strongly opposes terrorism and violence.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stressed peaceful coexistence among followers of divine religions and believes that the spread of violence and strengthening of radical groups will have an unfavorable impact on peace, stability and peaceful coexistence,” she said.

Afkham also expressed condolences to the Pakistani government, nation and relatives of the victims of the terrorist attacks.

At least 14 people were killed and nearly 70 others were injured on Sunday when the twin blasts hit an area near two churches in Youhanabad area, where over 100,000 Christians live.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a Pakistani Taliban (TTP) splinter group, claimed responsibility for both the attacks.

   
   

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