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27-06-2015, 14:10

Tajik president extends condolences over terror attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia


Avesta.Tj | 27.06.2015 | Tajik president Emomali Rahmon on Saturday sent messages of condolences over terror attacks in Kuwait and Tunisia, that left more than 50 people dead.


In his message to Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, President Rahmon condemned the "barbarous” attack against a Shia mosque in Kuwait that took the lives of innocent people.


Also, Tajik leader extended his condolences to Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi over attack in the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse.


In the messages, Rahmon said he is "deeply saddened and shocked” by the loss of lives in the attacks.


He expressed his deep sympathy to the relatives of the victims of these terrorist attacks, their loved ones, and the people of all two countries.


"Terrorism has no place in any society, and Tajikistan is ready to cooperate closely with its partners to combat terrorist acts and counter violent extremism”, Rahmon added.


In Kuwait, 27 people were killed and at least 202 others wounded on Friday in a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque which the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for.


In Tunisia, at least 38 people were killed in an armed attack on a hotel in the resort of Sousse.


Tunisia has been on high alert since March when gunmen attacked the Bardo museum in Tunis, killing a group of foreign tourists in one of the worst attacks in a decade in the North African country.