MOSCOW, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Islamabad and conveyed condolences to the Pakistani president, the Kremlin said Sunday.
"Resolutely condemning this inhuman act we convey sincere solidarity and support to the people and leaders of Pakistan. I am convinced that the perpetrators of this barbaric act will be found and duly punished," Itar-Tass news agency quoted Medvedev's telegram.
"We reaffirm our readiness to deepen interaction with Pakistan in a bilateral format and in the framework of international efforts to deal with the threat of terrorism," Medvedev said.
According to a statement released Sunday by Pakistan's Interior Ministry, 38 persons, including two foreigners, have been killed in Saturday's suicide attack on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.