Iran Condemns Pakistan's Balochistan Terrorist Attack

Jerome Frank
October 7, 2017

According to police officials, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Sufi shrine, Dargah Fatehpur in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan that was packed with devotees.

He added that one police constable was killed while attempting to stop the suicide bomber from entering the shrine, while two other policemen were injured in the blast.

Later, addressing reporters, Balochistan home minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said that so far it appeared to be a suicide attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack yet, but Pakistan's officials often blame extremist groups such as Baluchistan's separatist insurgent group for such terrorist acts. Limbs of the dead and injured lay in pools of blood.

In a statement released by ISIS' media wing, the Amaq news agency, the Islamic State of Khorasan claimed it had sent the bomber to strike the shrine in Jhal Magsi.

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Pakistan has launched a series of military offensives since 2007 in its tribal badlands near the Afghan border to cleanse these areas of homegrown as well as Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

He also expressed sympathy with the Pakistani government and nation and the families of the bloody tragedy's victims.

A greater push towards peace and development by authorities has reduced violence in recent years, but the remnants of militant groups are still able to carry out periodic attacks, particularly in the northwest.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned on Friday terrorist blast in a Sufi Muslim shrine in Pakistan which left at least 18 people dead.

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