The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denounced a bomb attack in Pakistan on Sunday that killed several persons after a terrorist detonated explosives near a public parade where people had gathered to celebrate Prophet Mohammad’s birthday on Friday.
In a statement, OIC Secretary General Hussein Ibrahim Taha voiced his “strongest condemnation of these heinous acts and offered his deepest condolences to the government, people of Pakistan, and families of the victims.”
The Secretary General reaffirmed the OIC’s stance against “all forms and manifestations of terrorism” and expressed support for Pakistan’s fight against terrorism.
On Saturday, the death toll from the blast rose to 59, as the Pakistani government accused India’s intelligence agency of being involved, according to Reuters reports.
No group has claimed responsibly for the attack. Pakistan is dealing with a surge of militant attacks amid preparations for national elections in January.