DOHA, 31st January, 2017 (WAM) — The State of Qatar has expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the armed attack that targeted worshipers at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, resulting in a number of casualties.

Qatar News Agency, QNA, quoted a statement issued by the country’s Foreign Ministry as saying that such criminal acts which target innocent civilians and violate the sanctity of mosques are contrary to all humanitarian values, principles and laws, and threat peaceful coexistence.

The Qatari Foreign Ministry also called for concerted regional and international efforts to eradicate the phenomenon of violence and terrorism in all its forms, which pose threats to international peace and security, stressing solidarity with the Canadian government and people.

The statement expressed Qatar’s sincere condolences to the government and people of Canada and to the families of the victims, wishing for a speedy recovery to the injured.