• Attack in Moscow killed at least 137 people.
  • Pakistan also made target of terrorism: envoy.
  • Says Pakistan condemns all forms of terrorism.

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Masood Khan, offered condolences to his Russian counterpart over the terrorist attack in Moscow which killed over a hundred people. 

Last week on March 22, at least 137 people were killed and 182 people were wounded when Daesh terrorists stormed a music venue in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Region, according to Tass news agency of Russia.

Authorities arrested 11 people involved in the attack including four armed men. Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to bring everyone involved to justice, declaring March 24 a national mourning day, it reported.

Ambassador Khan offered his condolences during a visit to the Embassy of Russian Federation in Washington DC today. The Pakistani envoy was warmly received by his Russian counterpart Ambassador Anatoly Antonov.

“Today Russian grief is our grief because time and again Pakistan has also been made target of terrorism,” he said. 

“I am here to express solidarity with the Russian Federation and its people over the grisly attack on Crocus Hall,” observed the envoy. He added that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. 

The ambassador conveyed condolences to the families of the victims of the terrorism and the entire Russian nation. 

“We salute Russian people who are facing this tragedy with courage, dignity and patience,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Ambassador Antonov thanked the Pakistani envoy for his visit while seeing him off.

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