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White House Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan

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Relatives mourn next to the body of a police officer killed by gunmen, at a morgue of a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, June 23, 2017. Gunmen in the port city of Karachi attacked police officers at a roadside restaurant and killed four of them before fleeing, according to senior police officer Asif Ahmed. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

By    |   Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 07:17 PM

The White House condemned on Sunday two terrorist attacks in Pakistan that killed more than 80 people Friday, The Hill reported.

"These attacks, which deliberately targeted civilians, and killed over 80 people, are a strong reminder of the threat posed throughout the region by the scourge of terrorism," the White House said in a statement. "We stand with the people of Pakistan in their fight against it."

The deadliest of the attacks took place in the town of Parachinar, where 67 people were killed and dozens more injured by twin bombings in a market packed with people preparing for the iftar meal to break the Ramadan fast at day's end, NPR reported.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Alami, a Sunni terrorist group, told AFP news agency it was behind the second incident.

Another attack in the city of Quetta killed 13 people and injured dozens more when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a police checkpoint. An offshoot of the Taliban in Pakistan and an ISIS affiliate claimed responsibility for that attack, according to The Hill.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif vowed, "Such acts of terrorism will be dealt with full power of the State" and said authorities had beefed up security arrangements across the country, Samaa TV reported.

"Terrorists are attacking soft targets and no Muslim can ever imagine committing such horrific act," Sharif said in a statement.

Pakistan has been hit by a number of terror incidents over the last year.

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