ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned twin suicide blasts in Baghdad, which resulted in the loss of 32 precious human lives and injuries to several others.
The Foreign Office (FO), in a statement, said Pakistan conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for a speedy recovery of those injured in these gruesome terrorist attacks.
The FO said that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stands in solidarity with the brotherly government and people of Iraq in their fight against terrorism.
Earlier on Thursday, two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market, killing at least 32 people in Iraq’s first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of Islamic State. Suicide bombings have been rare in the Iraqi capital since the defeat of the Islamic State militant group in 2017. The last took place in January 2018.
The Iraqi military said two attackers wearing explosive vests blew themselves up among shoppers at a crowded market in Tayaran Square in central Baghdad, and that several people had been killed.