Pakistan: 12 Rabiul Awwal terror attacks prompt worldwide condemnations


The global community has united in condemnation of Friday’s terrorist attacks that rocked Pakistan, with world leaders and nations expressing their heartfelt condolences, solidarity, and denunciation of violence.

The two attacks, which occurred in Balochistan’s district Mastung during an Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) procession and in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district a day earlier, have claimed the lives of many innocent victims, including a police officer.

Russian President Vladimir Putin led the international response, denouncing the acts of terror and expressing his sympathies to the victims’ families. President Putin emphasised the barbaric and inhuman nature of terrorism and called for the perpetrators of this crime to face retribution. He also reaffirmed Russia’s commitment to strengthen anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan.

The US Embassy in Islamabad took to social media to condemn the attacks, expressing solidarity with the Pakistani people and their right to practice their faith without fear of terror. They pledged to stand with Pakistan in the face of these heinous attacks.

Turkey joined the chorus of condemnation, with its Foreign Ministry expressing deep sorrow over the attacks and praying for the deceased and a swift recovery for the injured. The Turkish government pledged to continue supporting Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

Gulf States, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, and Bahrain, unequivocally condemned the attacks.

The Saudi government, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, decried the “cowardly terrorist attacks” and reiterated its strong stance against violence and terrorism. They extended their sincere condolences to the victims’ families and wished for the swift recovery of the injured.

The UAE decried the “criminal acts” and reaffirmed its unwavering opposition to terrorism and violence that threatens security and stability. Kuwait voiced its support for Pakistan’s efforts to maintain internal security.

Bahrain expressed its support for Pakistan, offering condolences to the relatives of the martyred and wishing a speedy recovery for the injured. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) also stood firmly against the attacks, condemning them for their destabilizing impact on security and stability.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres added his voice to the international condemnation, urging the arrest of the perpetrators behind these heinous attacks. He conveyed his condemnation during a regular briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.

Other countries, including Iran, Iraq, France, and Algeria, also denounced the Mastung terrorist attack and expressed their support for Pakistan’s efforts to combat such criminal acts and ensure security and stability in the