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Sunday 4th June 2023 / 15 Zulkaedah 1444

Pakistan strongly condemns Saudi Arabia’s cemetery attack

JEDDAH: Pakistan has strongly condemned the violent attack on a cemetery in Saudi Arabia.

Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez said in a statement that several people were injured in the attack on the Jeddah cemetery. Such attacks and extremism are reprehensible, he stated.

According to the Foreign Office spokesman, the government and people of Pakistan express solidarity with Saudi Arabia. The timely action taken by Saudi Arabia to save lives is commendable.

The spokesman said that Pakistan supports the steps taken by Saudi Arabia for its security. Earlier on Wednesday, several people were wounded in a bomb attack at a Remembrance Day ceremony attended by foreign diplomats in the Saudi city of Jeddah.

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The embassies of France, Greece, Italy, the UK, and the US said an improvised explosive device blew up at a cemetery for non-Muslims. The government of Mecca province described the attack on the ceremony as “cowardly” and said security forces had launched an investigation.

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