Saudi Arabia strongly condemns suicide bombing in Pakistan

Saudi Arabia strongly condemns suicide bombing in Pakistan
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Rescue workers and army soldiers gather at the site of a blast at a vegetable market in Quetta, Pakistan April 12, 2019. (REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia strongly condemns suicide bombing in Pakistan
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Rescue workers and army soldiers gather at the site of a blast at a fruit market in Quetta, Pakistan, April 12, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 14 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia strongly condemns suicide bombing in Pakistan

Saudi Arabia strongly condemns suicide bombing in Pakistan
  • Says it will support Pakistan against all forms of violence, terrorism and extremism
  • Offers condolences to the families of victims

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia strongly condemns the recent suicide bombing in Quetta, said the foreign office in Riyadh in a statement issued on Friday, and reiterates its support to Pakistan in its war against violent extremism.
A volatile city in the country’s southwest, Quetta witnessed yet another act of violence on Friday when a bomb ripped through a fruit market, killing 20 people and injuring 48 others. The attack was claimed by Daesh that said it was aimed at the ethnic Hazara Shiite community.
The statement quoted an official source at the Saudi foreign ministry, saying that the Kingdom denounced the attack and was standing shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan against all forms of violence, terrorism and extremism.
The statement offered condolences to the families of victims, along with the government and people of Pakistan, while wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.