TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (Press Shia Agency) – FM Spokesperson has condemned terror attack in Pakistan’s Lahore which hit a public demonstration and killed and wounded a number of demonstrators.

Mr. Bahram Ghasemi’s condemnation of Lahore terrorist attack voiced Foreign Ministry’s official response to the event; “we believe terrorists will achieve nothing in organizing terror attacks; we offer condolences to Pakistani government and people in Lahore especially families of victims of the attack,” Ghasemi said.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will stand with Pakistani government and people in their struggle to defeat terrorism,” he added.

“At least 16 people including senior police officers have been killed while 73 other were injured after a strong explosion near Punjab Assembly on Sunday. The bomb blast occurred at Chairing Cross, Mall Road, Lahore, killing DIG Traffic Capt (r) Ahmad Mubeen, SSP Mahmood Gondal and DSP Pervez Butt, police sources told Daily Pakistan.

“The incident occurred as hundreds of chemists were protesting nearby against a new regulatory law, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said,” Daily Pakistan’s English page report said on Monday.