Moscow condemns explosion in Islamabad

The Russian Foreign Ministry “strongly” condemned the terrorist attack in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Friday.

“Russia strongly condemns those responsible for the terrorist attack in the capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on December 23, for which the Taliban terrorist movement claimed responsibility,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

“As a result of this cowardly attack, a law enforcement officer was killed and several police officers were injured,” the statement said.

Zakharova added: “We express our solidarity with Islamabad in the face of this global threat and reaffirm our desire to strengthen constructive cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, whether through multilateral formulas, primarily the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation.” organization or bilaterally.

Source: TASS

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