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News number: 8809150503

15:57 | 2009-12-06

Foriegn Policy

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Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack on Rawalpindi Mosque

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran condemned a terrorist attack on a mosque near army headquarters in Rawalpindi, Pakistan that left scores of people dead and injured.



Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast offered condolences to the Pakistani government and nation.

At least 40 people were killed and 83 injured when gunmen detonated bombs and opened fire indiscriminately on worshippers who were attending Friday prayers in Rawalpindi.

A press tv correspondent said a military parade was underway close to the scene of the deadly attack.

Pro-Taliban militants later claimed responsibility for the terrorist operation.

Mehmanparast also expressed hope that terrorism would be eradicated and security would be established in the region as soon as possible.