Homeland Security

Pakistan condemns Riyadh bomb attacks

IRNA

Islamabad, Nov 9, IRNA -- Pakistan on Sunday condemned bomb explosions
in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and said the terrorist have targeted 
civilians. 
"The blasts show that no country is safe from terrorists," 
Foreign Office Spokesman Masood Khan told the state-run television 
PTV. 
A suicide bombing on a housing complex in the Saudi capital, 
Riyadh, has caused heavy casualties. Two people have been confirmed 
dead but diplomats believe many more were killed in the blast which 
happened at midnight on Saturday. 
The spokesman said Pakistan underlines the need that international
community should continue fight against terrorism unless the menace of
terrorism is eliminated. 
Khan said Pakistan received with deep shock the news of gruesome 
attacks in Riyadh. He conveyed condolences to the Saudi government and
the affected families. 
The explosion came a day after the United States shut its 
diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia after "credible evidence" of a 
threat and the UK embassy in Bahrain issued a similar warning. 
The US warned its embassy staff in the Saudi capital to stay at 
home on Sunday pending "further assessment of the security situation. 
TK/TSH/212 
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