Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack at Religious School in Pakistan
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry deplored the Tuesday terrorist attack at a seminary in Peshawar in Northern Pakistan which killed and wounded several people, including children.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh described massacre of innocent people, including defenseless children, as an indication of non-commitment of perpetrators of the attack to the moral and humanity principles.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh
He also warned that the recent targeted terrorist attacks in a number of neighboring states are aimed at exacerbating the ethnic and religious differences in the region, stressing that fighting such plots needs vigilance, synergy in efforts and all-out assistance by all regional governments.
An explosion at a religious seminary in Pakistan’s Northern city of Peshawar killed at least eight people and injured 110 others.
The deadly blast took place at about 8.30am at the Jamia Zuberia religious school in Dir Colony, where about 500 students were gathered to hear a lecture by influential cleric Rahimullah Haqqani. Most of them were between 20 and 30 years old and from the Khyber Pakthunkwa and Balochistan regions of Pakistan, as well as some from Afghanistan.
A police superintendent, Waqar Azeem Kharal, said the explosion had been caused by high-quality explosives brought into the lecture hall in a bag. Kharal said that ball bearings were also used in the explosives. “It shows the attackers planned for mass casualties,” he said.