Iranian president condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

2023-09-30 08:11:29
Iranian president condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has condemned the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Pakistan, saying that Tehran is firmly prepared to confront extremism in all its forms.

At least 57 people were killed and more than 60 injured in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan on Friday.

The first bombing was carried out near a mosque in the town of Mastung when people gathered to celebrate the birthday anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

The second attack occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, which left five people killed at a mosque. No group has claimed responsibility for the explosions so far.

On Friday, in a message to Pakistani President Arif Alvi, the Iranian president said the blind actions showed once again that terrorists who do not understand the compassionate teachings of Islam seek nothing but discord among Muslims.

However, this time they will not succeed in achieving their illegal and inhumane goals.

Iran's president condemned the terrorist, anti-religious and anti-human movement and expressed his condolences to his Pakistani counterpart and the country's Muslim nation.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is resolutely ready to cooperate with Pakistan in the fight against all forms of terrorism and extremism, Raisi said.

He called on the international community, especially Muslim countries, to seriously react to this crime and prevent the recurrence of such bitter incidents.

The Iranian president hoped that the perpetrators of the heinous act would be identified and punished as soon as possible.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani also condemned the terrorist acts, saying the attacks were a clear example of terrorists' alienation from the compassionate teachings of the Prophet of Islam.

Over the past few months, Mastung has been the scene of repeated acts of violence involving nationalists and separatists.

(Source: Agencies)

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