Turkey condemns terror attack in Pakistan

18 people were killed in a suicide blast at a shrine in southwestern Balochistan province on Thursday

Turkey condemns terror attack in Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey condemned a deadly terrorist attack on a shrine in Pakistan, killing at least 18 people and wounding many others, according to a foreign ministry statement. 

In a written statement issued late Thursday, the ministry described the attack as "heinous." 

"We learned with great sorrow that many were killed and more wounded due to a terrorist attack perpetrated against a shrine, in Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan province of Pakistan."

"We wish Allah’s mercy on those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the Government and brotherly people of Pakistan," the statement added. 

On Thursday, a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of the Sufi shrine minutes before sunset when hundreds of devotees were attending a religious congregation, local broadcaster Geo TV reported quoting police officials.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

Last Mod: 06 Ekim 2017, 10:29
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