EU, Belgium condemn Lahore attack

BRUSSELS, March 28 (KUNA) — The EU and Belgium have condemned the attack in a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore yesterday in which 70 people were reported killed.
A brief statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini noted that the attack “decimated peaceful families, many of them Christian, taking indiscriminately its toll among women and children.” She confirmed to the Pakistani government the full support of the EU in fighting terrorism and promoting common values of freedom, peace and diversity.
On his part, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemnned the two attacks in Iraq, which occured on 25 and 26 March, and yesterday’s attack in Lahore. He noted that the first attack in Iraq killed 32 young football players in the village of Al-Asriya south of Bagdad. The second one, against the Al-Asaf military base made 3 victims.
Reynders strongly condemned “this blind and murderous violence.” (end)