The Egyptian Foreign Ministry (photo: AP)
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry, early on Monday, denounced “with the strongest terms” the “brutal terrorist attack” in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province on coal miners, killing 11 people and wounding others.
The incident took place on Sunday morning in Bolan district and the deaths were reportedly from Pakistan’s minority Shia Hazaras.
A security official requesting anonymity told Reuters that the miners’ eyes were blindfolded, and their hands were tied behind their backs before their throats were slit.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Reuters.
“Egypt extends its sincere condolences to friendly Pakistan and to the families of the heinous terrorist attack,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
The ministry affirmed Egypt’s support to the Pakistani people and government in the face of terrorism.