Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spokeswoman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack against Shiite worshippers in Pakistan’s Sindh province.
Afkham condoled with the bereaved families of victims, saying the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns terrorist attacks targeting the innocent people of Pakistan, regardless of their religion or ethnicity.
“Such acts of terror are against the teachings of Islam and run counter to human values,” she added, emphasizing the need for the unity among regional countries in the fight against extremism and terrorism.
Earlier on Friday, over 60 people were killed and dozens more severely injured in a bomb attack on a Shiite mosque and religious center in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh.
Local security officials said the attack occurred when people were performing Friday Prayers in the town of Shikarpur, around 470 kilometers (300 miles) north of the port city of Karachi.
Targeted killings against Shiite Muslims in Pakistan have drawn international outrage, with rights groups and regional countries expressing concern over the growing deadly violence.
Shiites are seen as a minority group in Pakistan. They make up about a fifth of the country's population of over 180 million.