Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has extended condolences to President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain over the terror attack in Lahore, Azertag state news agency reported.
“We were deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties as a result of an explosion in the Lahore city park. We resolutely condemn terror, which has become an evil, and are extremely outraged by this horrible tragedy, and fully support the fight against terrorism,” said the president.
“On the occasion of this tragedy, on behalf of the Azerbaijani people and on my own behalf, I extend my deep condolences to you, the bereaved families and the loved ones of those who died, and also wish the injured the swiftest possible recovery. May Allah rest the souls of the dead in peace!”
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry also strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore, which led to numerous casualties, including the death of children.
“We express our condolences to families and friends of the victims, to the brotherly people of Pakistan, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmat Hajiyev said.
Azerbaijan as a country suffering from terrorism strongly condemns all manifestations of terror and fully supports the fight against terrorism, Hajiyev said.
At least 69 people have been killed and scores injured in an explosion at a public park in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. Many victims are said to be women and children. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.