Egypt's Islamic institution Al Azhar slams Kabul mosque attack

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Fri, 12 Jun 2020 - 03:03 GMT

Men inspect the site of a blast inside a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan June 12, 2020.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Men inspect the site of a blast inside a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan June 12, 2020.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

CAIRO - 12 June 2020: Al Azhar, Egypt's top religious authority, condemned on Friday a terror attack that targeted a mosque during Friday prayers in Kabul killing and wounding a number of worshipers.

In a statement, Al Azhar said violating places of worship and threatening worshipers are severe forms of corruption on earth.

The preeminent Islamic institution offered condolences to Afghanistan's government, people, and the victims' families, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.

In a statement, Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said four people were killed and many more were injured in the blast, Reuters reported.

“Explosives placed inside the Shir Shah-E-Suri Mosque exploded during Friday prayers,” said a Ministry of Interior statement, adding that the West Kabul mosque’s mullah was among those killed.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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