Egypt's grand mufti denounces Lahore suicide attack

MENA , Wednesday 8 May 2019

Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam has strongly condemned the suicide bombing outside the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore that left at least 10 people dead and 25 injured on Wednesday.  

Allam stressed that Islamic law categorically rejects all forms of terrorist attacks and intimidation of innocent people. 

He urged effective international cooperation to fight all forms of terrorism and eradicate its roots worldwide.

Allam offered his deepest condolences to Pakistan’s president, government and people, wishing the injured victims a speedy recovery.

According to initial police reports, the blast targeted a van carrying the Elite Force of Punjab Police. Retired Inspector-General Punjab Police Captain Arif Nawaz Khan confirmed that the attack was targeting the police force, adding that five police officials died in the blast.

A security guard and civilians were also among the dead.

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