Iran Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan’s Peshawar

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has vehemently denounced the “brutal” terrorist attack on a university campus in Pakistan’s north-eastern city of Peshawar.

Iran Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan’s Peshawar

On Friday, terrorists stormed a student hostel at the Directorate of Agriculture Extension on University Road in Peshawar. The attack was the deadliest on an educational institution in the city since the 2014 massacre at the Army Public School.

Nine people among them eight students were killed in the attack which was described by students as a horrifying ordeal.

In a Saturday statement, the spokesman expressed sympathy with the Pakistani government, nation and the families of the victims of Peshawar terrorist attack, and said, “Terrorist groups never hesitate even for a moment to resort to any heinous measure to first express themselves and then to achieve their nasty goals.”

“To this end, the terrorists pay respect neither to sacred places like mosques and other religious centers nor to the scientific centers,” he said.

Qassemi said to reach their dirty goals and intensions the terrorist groups are even ready to kill innocent people including women and children in the public and religious centers and students in universities and their hostels, foreign ministry website reported.

“Amid such situation, the only key to nations’ success and victory is remaining vigilant and preserving their unity against the measures and policies of any terrorist groups and their sponsors,” Qassemi added.

He also said in parallel with the serious fight underway against the terrorist groups, the students and researchers can launch cultural projects and play a key role, as the promoters of public awareness across the world, in unveiling the deep roots as well as sponsors and producers of the dangerous and anti-human phenomenon of terrorism.

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