Iran condemns attack against gas Project workers in Iraq

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Iranian Foreign Ministry here Saturday condemned Friday evening terrorist attack in the east side of Baqouba, Iraq, which led to martyrdom a group of Iranian citizens, IRNA reported.

The Foreign Ministry statement condoled with the bereaved families of the bygone Iranian citizens and sympatyzed with them, after strongly condemning the terrorist attack.

The statement also announces that the various dimensions of the horrendous terrorist attack are being investigated.

A group of Iranian staffers of the Naftshahr-Baghdad gas pipeline were on Friday evening and at the end of their working hours been attacked by terrorist gunmen while returning for rest to their residence in Alandi district in the south of Khanaqin city in Iraq's Diyala province (75 Km to the north of Baghdad).

The workers, 16 Iranians and four Iraqis, were attacked as they were digging a trench to extend a gas pipeline, the mayor of Muqdadiya, the closest town to the village, told Reuters.

ˈThree of them (terrorists) got out of a car and started firing on the workers inside and outside the trench,ˈ Reuters quoted a man named Ibrahem Aziz as saying.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the assault.

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