Iranian FM spokesman: Iran condemns violence in Pakistan

Iran Materials 10 August 2013 12:35 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, August 10 /Trend N. Umid

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi has condemned recently terror attacks in Pakistan, ISNA news agency reported.

He also has expressed condolences to Pakistan's nation and government and families of the victims, the report said.

A gun assault and a separate bombing have killed at least 40 people in two days in the city of Quetta in Pakistan. Both attacks seemed to target local officials, according to CNN.

Militants sprayed bullets into cars near a mosque Friday in the capital of the province of Balochistan, killing 10 people on the Muslim holy day of Eid, police said.

At least 30 others were wounded in the attack before prayers. On Thursday, a suicide bombing tore through the funeral of a police official in Quetta, killing 30 people and wounding at least 40 others.

In Friday's attack, a former provincial lawmaker was stepping into the mosque when about a dozen men opened fire, said police spokesman Mir Zubair Mehmood. Half of those killed where the politician's bodyguards, the others were civilians.