President condemns Peshawar terror attack
At least 21 people were killed and 50 others injured during a gun and bomb attack at an Imambargah in Peshawar's Hayatabad area when suicide attackers and gunmen--- dressed in police uniforms--- attacked worshippers offering Friday prayers.
“The killing of innocent people, including women and children, is an un-Islamic and inhuman act which is never justifiable,” a statement from the Presidential Palace quoted Ghani as saying.
The president stressed the need for serious action against the scourge of terrorism that was a common threat for the region, world and Afghanistan and Pakistan in particular. He offered condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families of this incident.
A splinter group of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack through an email statement late on Friday, saying it was revenge for a militant known as Doctor Usman--- who was hanged in December.
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