Turkey condemns suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan

At least 20 people including provincial assembly candidate killed and many others wounded in suicide bombing in Peshawar

Turkey condemns suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey has condemned a suicide bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan at a political rally late Tuesday which killed at least 20 people. 

"We learned with sorrow that a terrorist attack perpetrated at an election rally in Peshawar resulted in the loss of lives of many and left many others wounded," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday morning.

"We condemn this heinous terrorist attack and wish Allah's mercy upon those who lost their lives, a speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the friendly government and brotherly people of Pakistan," the statement added.

The bombing took place in Yakatoot in the city of Peshawar, where the Awami National Party (ANP), a local nationalist party, was holding a rally.

Haroon Bilour, a provincial assembly candidate for the July 25 general elections, died after being taken to hospital.

Dozens were also wounded in the deadly attack. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Temmuz 2018, 11:24