EU condemns terrorist attack in southwestern Pakistan


The European Union on Saturday condemned a terrorist attack killing more than 40 people in southwestern Pakistan.

“The sadness we share with the Pakistani people reinforces our determination to continue and strengthen our cooperation with Pakistan in fighting all forms of terrorism,” a spokesperson of the European External Action Service said in a statement.

“We express our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured,” said the spokesperson.

At least 40 people were killed and over 100 others injured after a suicide blast hit a shrine in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan on Saturday night, according to local media and officials.

The blast targeted devotees who played Dhamal, a kind of mystic dance, at Shah Noorani Shrine located at a hilltop in Hub town of the province’s Kalat region.