STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON: Terrorist Attack in Lahore, Pakistan (March 27)

The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s appalling terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan.  This cowardly act, which targeted innocent civilians in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, has killed dozens and left scores injured.

The United States stands with the people and Government of Pakistan at this difficult hour.  We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Lahore as they respond to and recover from this terrible tragedy.

Attacks like these only deepen our shared resolve to defeat terrorism around the world, and we will continue to work with our partners in Pakistan and across the region to combat the threat of terrorism.