Muslim nations condemn terror attack on Afghan mosque

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Islamic nations have condemned the terror attack that targeted a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, resulting in deaths and injuries.

Tariq Arian, spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, said the bomb targeted the Wazir Akber Khan Mosque at around 7:25pm local time (1500 GMT) on Tuesday when worshippers had gathered for evening prayers.

The mosque is located in a high-security diplomatic area near the offices of several international organisations and embassies.

In a statement on Thursday, the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed its utter denunciation of this criminal act and its rejection of all forms of violence, which aim to undermine security and stability and contravene all religious and human values and principles.

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The General Secretariat, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, condoled with victims’ families and renewed its support for Afghanistan, and its firm position of rejecting extremism and terrorism in all forms. While expressing its utter condemnation and denunciation of the bomb blasts, Saudi Arabia reaffirmed rejection to all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.

The State of Qatar and Iran also voiced their strong condemnation and denunciation of terrorist attack against Afghan civilians.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated the firm position of Qatar on rejecting violence and terrorism, regardless of motives and reasons.

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