Iran strongly condemns ‘criminal, terrorist attack’ in Pakistan

  • We believe that such inhumane and criminal actions will result in no outcome but disgraceful to its perpetrators,” Raeisi
  • Iran stands by Pakistan in tackling terrorism

Iran has issued a resolute condemnation against the heinous terrorist attack that struck a political rally in northwestern Pakistan, claiming the lives of at least 40 individuals. President Ebrahim Raeisi conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, expressing solidarity with the friendly and brotherly people of Pakistan.

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In a message sent on Sunday, Raeisi emphasized that such inhumane and criminal actions would only bring disgrace to their perpetrators. The attack targeted the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) party in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where over 400 members and supporters had assembled under a tent in the town of Khar, situated near the Afghanistan border.

While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the local chapter of the Daesh terrorist group has been known to carry out assaults against the JUI-F. The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Nasser Kan’ani, also condemned the act of terror, reiterating Iran’s unwavering support to Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

Notably, Pakistan has experienced a surge in militant attacks since the breakdown of a ceasefire between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the government in Islamabad last year. The TTP, with allegiance to Afghanistan’s Taliban, has been accused by the Pakistani government of utilizing hideouts near the border under the Taliban government’s jurisdiction.