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  • 2/17/2013

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Bombing in Pakistan


Iran strongly condemned the recent terrorist bombing in the Pakistani city of Quetta which killed and injured many civilians, and warned that the terrorist attacks are aimed at sowing discord in the Muslim country.

In a message to his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani on Sunday, Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi condoled with the people and government of Pakistan over the death of the country's citizens in the recent terrorist attack. 

He said that such criminal acts are in line with the aliens' divisive plots against Pakistan's people and interests, and added that these crimes serve the inauspicious goals of the enemies of Islam.

Salehi also called on the Pakistani officials and religious leaders to take necessary measures to prevent bloodshed in the Muslim state. 

A bomb blast in Pakistan killed at least 81 people including women and children and injured 200 others. 

The bomb was attached to a motorcycle outside a crowded vegetable market in Quetta, and targeted the area's Shiite community. 

The death toll has risen to 81 after law enforcement dragged several more bodies from the rubble of the collapsed two-story building. 

Several houses and shops were completely destroyed by the blast. Security officials said that an estimated 100 kilograms of explosives was used in the attack. 



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