Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has strongly condemned the Friday blasts in Pakistan, and said the coincidence of such deadly attacks with the International Quds Day is a sign of the link between terrorism and Zionism.
In a statement on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced the two separate terrorist attacks in Pakistan’s Parachinar and Quetta, and sympathized with the bereaved families of the victims as well as the Pakistani nation and government.
On the day when Muslim people held demonstrations across the world to show their support for the Palestinian cause and their opposition to the Zionist regime of Israel in a beautiful way, terrorists killed the fasting people of Pakistan in cold blood, Qassemi noted.
These attacks served the Zionist regime’s interests and revealed the link between terrorists and Zionism, the Iranian spokesman added.
At least 37 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in two separate attacks in Pakistan, according to local officials.
Early on Friday, a suicide car bomber killed 12 people in Quetta in the country’s volatile south-west.
In the afternoon, twin blasts hit a bazaar in Parachinar, the largest city in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, killing at least 25 and injuring more than 100, according to medical officials.
The blast in Quetta seemingly targeted the office of the inspector general of police. Four police officers were among those killed in the explosion, which occurred after a car laden with explosives was pulled over by a checkpoint.