RIYADH: Saudi Arabia condemned and denounced an explosion that tore through a political rally in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday.

At least 44 people were killed and over 200 injured as a result of the blast that took place at a gathering of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party in the former tribal area of Bajaur.

Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry reaffirmed the Kingdom’s rejection of violence and terrorism anywhere in the world, and expressed its solidarity with Pakistan and its people.

The ministry offered its condolences to the families of the victims and the government and people of Pakistan, wishing the injured a swift recovery.