India condemns killing of Turkish diplomat in Iraq's Kurdistan

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-18 17:00:11|Editor: Liangyu
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NEW DELHI, July 18 (Xinhua) -- India Thursday condemned the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the Iraqi Kurdistan.

A Turkish diplomat was among two people shot dead on Wednesday in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. The victims, identified as Turkey's deputy consul and an Iraqi civilian, were eating at a restaurant when gunmen opened fire upon them.

"India condemns the terrorist attack in Irbil yesterday. We extend our condolences to the families of the deceased including a diplomat from Turkey," India's foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said.

"India has always opposed and rejected terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and has urged concerted action by the international community against terrorism, including cross-border terrorism."

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