Iran’s foreign minister condemns terrorist attack in Algeria

Iran Materials 12 April 2007 18:05 (UTC +04:00)

( IRNA ) - Iran's foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki sent a message to his Algerian counterpart on Thursday condemning Wednesday terrorist blasts in that country which claimed 23 lives.

Mottaki regretted that a number of innocent people were victimized by the brutal attacks.

Two strong car bombs shattered the Algerian capital on Wednesday afternoon. Some 162 people were also wounded by the explosions.

The Ad-Da'wa wal-Jihad Salafi group, which was renamed as the 'Al-Qaeda', has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

Criticizing the terrorist attacks, Mottaki expressed hope that the Algerian government and its nation would continue their efforts to successfully remove challenges which are facing them.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini had issued a statement on Wednesday evening condemning the brutal act as "an inhumane and disgusting move."