Russian expert says North Korea takes first step to finding compromise with USWorld August 16, 18:27
1,000 Baltic Sea Fleet marines take part in wargame in Russia's northwestMilitary & Defense August 16, 18:10
Solovetsky Islands: Russia's UNESCO treasure in the White SeaSociety & Culture August 16, 18:02
German foreign minister warns New START and INF Treaties termination will affect EuropeWorld August 16, 17:37
Russian female weightlifter Vorobyova slapped with 8-year ban over doping abuseSport August 16, 17:36
George R. R. Martin believes killing off book characters makes readers truly careSociety & Culture August 16, 16:55
Western chemical weapons in Syria indicate true attitude to international law — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 16, 16:54
Syrian diplomat stresses Khan Shaykhun incident staged by militantsWorld August 16, 15:46
EU, Russia and Turkey among Ukraine’s biggest trade export partnersBusiness & Economy August 16, 15:42
MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences to his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the mosque attack in the Sindh province, the Kremlin said on its website.
"I would like to reaffirm our willingness to further step up counter-terrorism cooperation with our Pakistani partners both on a bilateral basis and as part of broad international efforts," the Russian leader said in a telegram to Pakistan’s leaders. "This barbaric crime cannot be justified. We hope that those behind it will not escape the punishment they deserve."
The Russian leader also asked to convey his sincere sympathy to the families and friends of those who died in the attack and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
The death toll in Thursday’s terrorist attack in a Sufi mosque in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has climbed to 74, more than 300 people were injured . According to eye witnesses, the suicide bomber made an unsuccessful attempt to throw a grenade into a crowd of worshippers and then blew himself up. The Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) claimed the responsibility for the attack.