Iran condemns deadly mosque attack in Pakistan

Tehran, March 4 ( /Xinhua) Iran strongly condemned a Friday attack on a mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar that killed dozens, according to the Foreign Ministry website. Noting the attack was aimed at sowing discord, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the “inhuman and brutal” attack and wished the wounded quick recovery. He also hoped that the Pakistani government would prevent such criminal acts by taking required measures and making decisive moves. A powerful blast hit a mosque in Peshawar in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, killing at least 30 people and wounding over 50 others, according to the country’s police and hospital officials. No group or individual has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. /XINHUA GK

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