Turkey condemns deadly terror attack in Pakistan

ANADOLU AGENCY
ANKARA
Published 24.02.2017 00:00
Updated 24.02.2017 10:51
Pakistani security officials inspect the scene of a bomb blast in Lahore, Pakistan, 23 February 2017 (EPA Photo)
Pakistani security officials inspect the scene of a bomb blast in Lahore, Pakistan, 23 February 2017 (EPA Photo)

Turkey has condemned Thursday's blast in Pakistan's northeastern city of Lahore, which killed nine people, and injured dozens.

In a statement published late Thursday, the Foreign Ministry said Turkey expresses solidarity with the "friendly and brotherly people and Government of Pakistan."

Ankara also reaffirmed its support for Islamabad in the fight against terrorism.

"Our countries will resolutely fight against terrorism and will strengthen cooperation in the area," the ministry said.

Pakistan in recent weeks has been hit by several terror attacks. On Feb. 13, a suicide bomber killed more than 20 people during a demonstration in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city. On Feb. 16, a suicide blast at a Sufi shrine in Sindh province left 88 people dead.

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