Iran Condemns Deadly Blasts in Nigeria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned serial bomb blasts in the Nigerian city of Jos that claimed more than 100 lives and wounded dozens of other people.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran sympathizes with the families of the victims and expresses indignation at extremism, inhuman and terrorist operations,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Wednesday.
“Iran calls for restoration of peace, tranquility and security in the country (Nigeria),” she added.
On May 20, back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 118 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the militant group Boko Haram, which has set off bombs across the north and center of Nigeria, was likely to be the prime suspect in what would rank among their deadliest single attacks in five years of insurrection.