The Terrorist Attack in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
(Statement by Foreign Minister Taro Kono)
July 14, 2018
1. Japan is shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks which caused numerous deaths and injuries on July 13, on political gathering in Mastung, Balochistan and Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, of Pakistan. Japan expresses its condolences to the victims and the bereaved families. Japan also prays those injured for their earliest recovery.
2. No act of terrorism can be justified for whatever reason or purpose. Japan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
3. Japan expresses solidarity to the Government of Pakistan and their people and supports efforts by the Government of Pakistan to combat terrorism. Japan also strongly hopes that the general election to be held this month will be implemented freely, fairly and peacefully without giving in to such heinous attacks.