Iran sympathizes with victims of deadly attack in Pakistan

July 14, 2018

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday condemned a deadly attack on an election rally in Pakistan and offered condolences to the Pakistani government and people especially the families of the victims.

On Friday, a suicide bomber killed at least 132 people at a campaign rally in southwestern Pakistan - the deadliest attack in the country since 2014.

A local candidate was among the dead in the Mastung town, police say. So-called Islamic State (IS) claimed the attack.

Earlier, a bomb attack on a similar rally in the northern town of Bannu killed four people. The attacks come ahead of general elections on 25 July.

The attacks came hours before former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned from London along with his daughter Maryam to face a 10-year prison sentence on corruption charges, anti-corruption officials said.


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