US condemns terror attack on Shia shrine in Pakistan's Balochistan province

Washington: The US on Friday condemned the terror attack on a Shia shrine in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province that killed 18 people while asserting that it would continue to work with its partners to combat the terrorism.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

"We offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families, and wish a speedy recovery to those injured," State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said.

She said the US continues to work with Pakistan and its partners across the region to combat terrorism.

"We stand with the people of Pakistan and the broader South Asia region in their fight against terrorism," she said.

A suicide bomber yesterday blew himself up at the Dargah Fatehpur in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan, killing at least 18 people and injuring 25 others.

The ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a brief statement carried by its propaganda 'Amaq' news agency.

Updated Date: Oct 06, 2017 09:05 AM

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