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Publish Date: 21:47 - 10 August 2017
TEHRAN, August 10, YJC - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stressed the threat posed by terror outfits to the regional and global stability, calling on collective cooperation to fight the scourge.

Larijani says Iran backs Pakistan in battle against terrorismTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Larijani sent separate messages to the heads of the Pakistani houses of parliament on Thursday, blasting the recent terrorist attacks in the city of Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province.

“The occurrence of terrorist attacks once again reminds all of the serious threat posed by terrorist groups to security and stability of the region and the world and proves the need for cooperation among all countries for an all-out fight against the scourge,” he said.

Larijani then emphasized that Iran, as a victim of terror, backs Pakistan to fight terrorism.

On Monday, at least 34 people were injured when a powerful truck-bomb explosion hit Lahore’s Bund Road area.

It came two weeks after at least 26 people, including nine policemen, were killed and 58 others wounded in another bombing in the Pakistani city's Kot Lakhpat neighborhood.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant group, also known as the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the incident.

Bomb blasts by militants are common in Pakistan, especially in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. However, attacks in Lahore have become less frequent recently.

 

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