US condemns attack on Fatehpur shrine

KARACHI: The United States condemned the attack on the Fatehpur Sharif Shrine in Balochistan’s Jhal Magsi district on Thursday which killed at least 18 innocent civilians gathering to pay their respects during the sacred month of Muharram.

‘We offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families, and

wish a speedy recovery to those injured. We continue to work with the Government of Pakistan and our partners across the region to combat terrorism’, a statement of the US Consulate here on Friday said.

‘ We stand with the people of Pakistan and the broader South Asia region in their fight against terrorism’, the statement added.