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Press Release Regarding The Bomb Attack In Kohat, Pakistan , 18.09.2009

Turkey is profoundly saddened to hear that, according to initial reports, more than 25 people have lost their lives as a result of a bomb attack that took place today (18 September) near the city of Kohat, in the north-western part of brotherly Pakistan.

Turkey strongly condemns these heinous attacks that target peace, stability and security of brotherly Pakistan. Turkey wholeheartedly shares the grief of Pakistani people; this attack once again demonstrated the vital importance of international cooperation and solidarity in countering terrorism which is a crime against humanity, regardless of its source and motivation.

Turkey is determined to continue its support to brotherly Pakistan in its fight against terrorism and extremism and her solidarity with the people and the government of Pakistan.