Iran condemns terrorist attack in Iraq claiming Iranian technicians’ lives

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Expressing deep sorrow over terrorist attack against Iranian worker and technicians working on Iran-Iraq gas pipeline project Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Saturday night strongly condemned the move and called it inhumane and unjustifiable, IRNA reported.

Marziyeh Afkham said that the Iranians working on the project were at the service of providing the required electricity for the Iraqi citizens and the fuel for that country's industrial units.

"The agents involved in this criminal act were thus opposed to the advancement and development of Iraq and therefore, they targeted that country's economy," she added.

Afkham also sympathized with the bereaved family members of the martyrs of the sorrowful event and prayed for the fast recovery of its injured victims.

The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman at the end one more time asked the Iraqi Government to heed its responsibility to provide security for the Iranians involved in development projects in that county and to do its best in identifying, arresting and appropriately punishing the terrorists involved in the sad incidence.

A total of 12 people, including four Iranian nationals, were killed and 39 wounded in separate attacks across Iraq Saturday, police said.

In Iraqˈs Eastern province of Diyala, four Iranian workers were killed when a roadside bomb struck a convoy of vehicles belonging to an Iranian company building a gas pipeline between Iran and Iraq in Imam Wies area, some 110 km Northeast of Baghdad, a provincial police source said Saturday.

Eight Iranian and Iraqi workers were also wounded in the blast.

The Iranian company was working on extending the pipeline as part of a deal to export gas to Iraq to fuel a power plant in Mansouriyah area in Diyala province.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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