Norway condemns terrorist attack in Iran

Norway condemns the suicide attack in Sistan-Baluchistan province in southeastern Iran on Thursday 15 July. “Norway deeply deplores this act of terrorism,” said State Secretary Gry Larsen.

Ms Larsen also expressed her sympathy for those who were injured or lost loved ones in the attack.

Between 20 and 30 people are believed to have been killed and between 100 and 160 injured in a double suicide attack Thursday morning outside a mosque in the city of Zahedan. It has been reported that a Sunni rebel group has claimed responsibility for the action. A similar attack took place in the same province in October 2009.

Several countries have recently been hit by serious terrorist attacks, including Pakistan, Uganda, and now Iran. “This shows once again how important it is that the international community stands united in the fight against international terrorism,” said Ms Larsen.

Source: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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